Traditional Chinese medicine has brought the world amazing and life-changing herbal medicines which have changed the lives of millions of people.
The Eucommia herb is one of these alternative medicines, being a major tonic herb used in various treatments and health regimens all throughout Asia. Specifically, it has been known to increase vitality and promote longevity to those who consume it regularly.
The herb’s name comes from the Chinese rubber tree (Eucommia ulmoides), being collected from the bark of trees that are more than 10 years old.
What is Eucommia Bark Used For?
This amazing herbal medicine has been used in the East for thousands of years to support the endocrine system, helping with the kidney’s health, and strengthening the body’s bones and muscles.
In the West however, Eucommia bark has been used as a supplement to help lower blood pressure as well as to slow down the effects of various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Besides these, Eucommia is used to support the treatment of disorders and sickness such as sexual dysfunction, different types of cancers, metabolic syndrome, and neurological diseases.
High Blood Pressure
Eucommia bark extract may be able to help fight high blood pressure, a medical condition known as hypertension, according to a study by the Alternative Medicine Review in 2011.
In this study, 30 healthy adult volunteers each took one gram of Eucommia bark extract three times a day for two weeks. At the end of the testing period, results show that those who took Eucommia had their blood pressure reduced by an average of 7.5/3.9 mmHg.
This result could be a game-changer for some people, especially those who are borderline hypertensive. In the long run, lower blood pressure could possibly lessen the risk of other various cardiovascular diseases from developing as well.
Another way in which Eucommia could benefit the human body is through the relief from osteoarthritis. This is arthritis which is found in the body’s bones specifically.
It has been shown a study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2015 that patients who consumed Eucommia bark extract showed the slowing progression of osteoarthritis. This could have been due to the reduction in inflammation in the body’s joints, and the prevention of the breakdown of cartilage in the bones.
Eucommia extract could also prove to be helpful to those suffering from all types of diabetes, as well as in the prevention of diabetic complications. There has been recent research done that shows how Eucommia may help in the reduction of insulin resistance, a condition that is closely linked to diabetes. This could also possibly decrease one's likelihood of developing obesity.
With regards to its effects on diabetes-related complications, there have been
improvements seen in the levels of blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and an improvement in renal fibrosis - which is a measurement of kidney damage.
How to Include Eucommia Bark in Your Diet
This wondrous superfood with healing and medicinal properties can easily be part of your diet.
Eucommia Bark is now available from Superfoods Australia in powdered form with a 20:1 extract ratio. This means that for every 20kg dried Eucommia bark, 1Kg of extract is manufactured from it. This could hold very potent and effective properties due to the concentration of Eucommia present in this extract powder.
This product has been harvested all the way from the Zhangjiajie Mountains, grown in the clean air, free from any man-made herbicides or pesticides. This product has never been irradiated and is free from binders, starches, or food colouring. It is 100% Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, and is Vegan and Paleo-friendly.
In extract form, Eucommia Bark features powerful regeneration and rebuilding properties, which could improve a person’s focus and mindfulness in many activities. It comes in 50g to 500g Miron Violet glass jars.
The daily recommended dosage for beginners would be ¼ to ½ a teaspoon 1-2 times a day. This extract can be added to hot water as a tonic tea, in smoothies, coffee, milkshakes, and various health elixirs.
A Final Word
Eucommia bark seems to be the perfect supplement for those keeping a close watch on what they eat and bring into their bodies. Not only does Eucommia bring a multitude of positive and healthy effects, but it could also help in the cure and prevention of certain ailments and diseases.
Please be reminded to only buy Eucommia bark extract from reputable health stores like Superfoods Australia, where all our products are responsibly sourced and tested. Only the best and highest quality Eucommia bark is used to make our extract.