Eucommia ulmoides (Du Zhong)
Atmospheric energy: warm
Flavor: sweet, slightly acrid
Meridians: Kidney and Liver
Tonic actions: lowers blood pressure, diurectic, sedative and yang tonic
Eucommia is a major herb for the treatment of lower back pain. This herb is used to nourish the liver and tonify kidney yang and is specific for the bones and sinews. It treats such symptoms as weak lower back and knees, fatigue, impotence, and frequent urination.