Pinyin name: Du Zhong
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Aka: bei zhong, si mian pi, yu zi pi, mu mian
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: eucommia bark
Botanical name: eucommia ulmoides
Pharmaceutical name: cortex eucommiae
Properties: sweet, warm
Channels entered: kidney, liver
Chinese therapeutic actions: tonifies the liver and kidney, strengthens the bones and sinews, calms the fetus, tonifies kidney yang, lowers blood pressure
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.