Eucommia Eucommia is a type of small trees that is currently native to china. The fossil record of Eucommia reflects an extensive distribution. The Eucommia ulmoides which is the single living species is considered to be threatened with extinction in the future. Nonetheless, it is extensively used in China mainly for its bark and is eminently beneficial in herbology like conventional Chinese medicine.

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According to various studies, the contemporary Eucommia trees grow up to 15m tall and have deciduous leaves. Latex is emitted from the veins of the leaves of this tree if the leaf is torn and the liquid that oozes out holds the leaf together as the liquid turn to rubber. The flowers of this tree are said to be greenish, small and unnoticeable that bloom for the month of March to the month of May. Between the month of June and November the fruits of this tree ripen and are similar to the elm samara as they have one seed. The contemporary fruits are 2-3 cm in length and 1-2 cm in breadth.

Eucommia ulmoidesis said to be the one and only member of the Eucommiaceae family and it is said to be a separate form, the Eucommiales. “The hard rubber tree” is the term sometimes given to the contemporary species of the Eucommia.

Eucommia ulmoides is indigenous to forest ranges and hills and mountains of the central China, though studies suggest it has been extinct in the wild. The Eucommia ulmoides is infrequently planted in botanical gardens places like North America and Europe being the only tree that is col-tolerant and produces rubber. The Eucommia is said to be one the 50 fundamental herbs that are beneficial in Chinese herbology and is named dùzhòng.

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Eucommia ulmoides is known to be a conventional Chinese medicine that is advisable in order to enhance vitality. At present, there is limited evidence on this plant about reducing blood pressure. Nonetheless, there is animal evidence that the use of this plant can lead to reduction in blood pressure, prevention of bone loss and encourage at loss. It is imprecise of how this plants works on burning fat, but at present the Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor system is involved and particular doses of the plant are said to increase the production of heat in rats. There is not enough evidence that suggests a particular dosage, but the human and animal evidence suggests a dose of 3g on a daily basis of the extract of the leaf which is said to effective for fat loss and reduce the blood pressure. It is said to be wise to use it in three doses of 1g on a daily basis.

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