Eucommia is the primary plant-sourced herb in Chinese herbalism used to tonify the Kidney Yang functions, in particular as it affects the skeletal structure. It was the second herb ever described in a Chinese herbal text, by Shennong nearly 2,500 years ago.
Eucommia is primarily known as a powerful Yang Jing tonic. It strengthens Yang throughout the body, and has a profound supportive benefit to the skeletal structure. It is also a strong Yin Essence (Yin Jing) nourishing herb. Because it provides both Yin and Yang, it is a superb herb for men and women alike and can be used by almost anybody to help support the functions of the skeletal and endocrine systems, and to help support normal healthy sexual functions.
Eucommia’s first fame is in its Kidney tonifying effects. It is in fact the primary herb in Chinese tonic herbalism for building a strong, sturdy, flexible skeletal structure and to support normal growth. It is used to help strengthen the bones, ligaments and tendons.
Eucommia is one of the few herbs in Chinese tonic herbalism that is sufficiently powerful, balanced and broad spectrum that it may be used alone. However, it may be combined with any number of other tonic herbs in a formulation or tonic herbal program designed to support the Yin and Yang of the Kidney.
Eucommia is the quintessential example of a safe, mild and potent Kidney tonic that builds Jing.*
Nourishing the Kidney and Liver; helpful in strengthening healthy bones, ligaments and muscles*