Eucommia Bark, Du Zhong

Eucommia Bark,  Du Zhong
Botanical Name: Euccomia ulmoides Oliv.

Pharmaceutical Name: Cortex Eucommiae

Pinyin: Du Zhong

Functions and Uses: Strengthens kidneys and nourishes liver, hypotensive, strengthens bones, muscles, and tendons, impotence, pain in lower back and knees, fertility in both sexes, strengthens the women, nourishes the fetus, and prevents miscarriage during pregnancy.

Summary: Eucommia Bark is a safe and important herb that has been used for over 2000 years. It is a superb herb for strengthening the body as a whole due to it many qualities and functions. It is a warm or somewhat neutral temperature herb that strengthens the Yang energy of the kidney and nourishes the liver, thus giving it a Yin quality as well. It is a fantastic herb to help strengthen the sexual functions in both men and women. It builds essence and strengthens the physical structure of the body. It has been historically used to strengthen the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, etc., thus promoting strength and flexibility. Animal studies and human clinical trials have shown that Eucommia can lower high blood pressure. Other studies have shown Eucommia to have powerful effects on the immune system, as well as on the adrenal cortex and gonad functions, thus proving its use as a kidney and sex tonic. It promotes the smooth flow of "Qi" (energy) throughout the body. Eucommia is revered as a longevity herb and its use is highly recommended for anyone.