Du Zhong


Du Zhong in TCM:

Explore the properties of Du Zhong according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: eucommia bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Eucommiae
Properties: sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: blood, yang, jing

    Alternate Forms:
  • Chao Tan: stop bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies the LV and KD; strengthens bones and sinews (weak / sore / painful low back, knees; fatigue; seminal emission, frequent urination; impotence, uterine bleeding)
  • Treats Hypertension (modern use for hypertension)
  • Calms the fetus (deficient cold of Kidney with bleeding during pregnancy; prevent miscarriage; low back pain with deficiency signs in pregnant women)

    Special Notes:
  • Tonifies LV Blood and Jing to assist sore back and knees
  • Combine Du Zhong with Huang Qin and Xia Ku Cao to treat hypertension.
  • Dry fried Du Zhong is regarded as more potent than unprocessed. Salt fried is the preferred form to treat low back pain, spontenous seminal emission, and unstable pregnancy.

  • (cc: yin deficient heat)