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Name: Eucommia Bark (杜仲)

Pinyin: Du Zhong

Pharm. Name: Cortex Eucommiae

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Acrid, Bitter

Tonify liver and kidney, strengthen tendons and bones, and prevent abortion.

Kidney, Heart, Liver

8-16g

 

Description:

The bark of the woody plants “Eucommia Ulmoides”. It is an important herb for soreness and pain in lumbar and knees, atrophy-flaccidity, and limpness of lower limbs caused by deficiency of liver and kidney because it can tonify liver and kidney, strengthen tendons and bones. It could be used singly or combined with other herbs to tonify liver and kidney, strengthen tendons and bones, for instance, it is used with Hu Tao Rou and Bu Gu Zhi in the formula Qing E Wan from He Ji Ju Fang. It is a common herb used for threatened abortion, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, habitual abortion due to liver and kidney deficiency, insecurity of thoroughfare and conception vessels, because it can tonify liver and kidney, regulate and strengthen thoroughfare and conception vessels to prevent abortion.

 

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