Eucommia Bark ( 杜仲 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
Sweet, slightly acrid
This herb is used in formulas to treat slow healing of tissues after injury, threatened miscarriage, weak agitation of fetus, fatigue, weak, sore, or painful lower back and legs, and leakage of urine and sperm (TCM: weakness in Liver and Kidneys); also used in most high blood-pressure formulas.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Tonifies Liver and Kidneys and strengthens the sinews and bones; aids in the smooth flow of Qi and Blood; pacifies the fetus and calms the Womb. Eucommia bark increases circulation to the tissues to speed regeneration and healing.
Common Formulas Used In
Tian Qi and Eucommia; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is a Yin deficiency pattern with heat signs.
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