Pinyin: du zhong

ENGLISH NAME: Eucommia

LATIN NAME: Eucommiae Cortex

Pinyin: du zhong

Properties: sweet, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, Strengthens Bones and Sinews
2. CaIms the Fetus
3. Tonifies Kidney Yang
4. Lowers Blood Pressure

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Du Zhong with caution in cases of yin-deficient fire.