Dried Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong) is the leaves and dried bark of the eucommia ulmoides tree, an expensive Chinese traditional medicine. The tree is found in mountainous areas at an altitude of over 500 metres in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and some southern Chinese provinces. Du Zhong is a warm, mild and gentle herb.
Benefits may include:
- May help lower blood pressure
- Can help improve sleep quality
- May help reinforce the muscles and lungs
- Can promote weight loss
- May aid the smooth flow of QI in the body
- Can tonify the kidney yang
- May increase longevity
Eucommia also comes as a tea made from the leaves and bark of the eucommia tree. Dried Eucommia Bark tea is said to taste slightly bitter and slightly sweet, and it is commonly served with milk and/or sugar. To create, simply steep loose herbs or teabags in hot water for 2 to 4 minutes and brew.
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