Eucommia Ulmoides, also known as Du Zhong, is a kind of tree with a broadly-domed crown and it can grow up to 20 meters tall and 15 meters wide. The bole can be 50cm in diameter. This plant is harvested from the wild as a medicinal material. It is an economically important plant in China for herbal medicine and the organic chemical industry. It is also cultivated in Korea and Vietnam.
This plant contains various chemical constituents such as lignans, iridoids, phenolics, and other compounds. It has been used in Asian medicine solely or in combination with other compounds to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and so on for several thousand years.
Eucommia Ulmoides ’s Health Benefits
Lowering Blood Pressure
Eucommia Ulmoides has benefits in fighting high blood pressure, according to a study where 30 healthy adults took 1 gram of Eucommia Ulmoides 3 times daily for two weeks. The plant was shown to lower blood pressure by an average of 7.5/3.9 mmHg. Several animal researches also indicated that the lignans found in Eucommia Ulmoides may help with blood pressure management.
Some preliminary studies show that Eucommia Ulmoides may help relieve osteoarthritis. A 2015 study demonstrated that treatment with this plant helped slow the progression of osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation and inhibiting the breakdown of cartilage.
Eucommia Ulmoides shows promising benefits in the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Studies on diabetic mice have found that 6 weeks of treatment with Eucommia Ulmoides significantly lowered the blood sugar levels. Several studies have also explored the herb and the prevention of diabetes-related complications. For example, a 2016 study on diabetic rats found it decreased levels of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, and improved renal fibrosis. Also, a 2019 study found Eucommia Ulmoides reversed erectile dysfunction in diabetic rats.
Effective Eucommia Ulmoides Extract
Chenland’s EuBone™ is a specially formulated botanical blend with three traditional Chinese herbs: Eucommia Ulmoides, Drynaria Fortunei, and Cuscuta Chinensis. Its development of this Eucommia Ulmoides extract was based on 2,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine history. The company has hand-selected ingredients from its Authentic Medicinal Cultivation Areas with full traceability from Seed to Extract. Eucommia Ulmoides is the main ingredient found in EuBone™. Chenland’s latest research findings show that taking EuBone™ can significantly increase bone strength, bone density, and reduce the risk of fracture. Additionally, to meet the problems of calcium absorption, Chenland has innovated EuBone™ to increase calcium absorption when ingested and increase bone mass to fight osteoporosis.