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Eucommia bark has been revered by Taoist herbalists for more than 2500 years for its ability to replenish depleted Kidney energy, support a strong and flexible skeletal structure (especially knees and lower back), as well as support tendon and ligament health.
Eucommia bark is a warm, sweet, pungent, primary Yang Jing herb; it is also a slightly lesser Yin Jing herb and a Liver herb. Eucommia bark is the first herb listed in the Shen Nong materia medica and is therefore the first tonic herb ever formally documented in a text, this honour is not without significance. It is amazing for promoting fertility and sexual potency, and is supportive for the immune system.
Eucommia ulmoides (Eucommia bark)
10:1 dual-extract powder
All herbs in this formula are sourced Dì Dào from herb-producing regions of China. Sourcing herbs from their spiritual homeland is born from the Taoist philosophy Dì Dào. Dì Dào poetically translates as ‘the way of the Earth’ and shows us where to harvest herbs if we wish to experience the herb’s true Spirit. From its ‘original place’ or ‘spiritual homeland’, a method that results in a product that is both full spectrum and medicinally robust.
SuperFeast Eucommia Bark is sourced Dì Dào from the Hunan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Guizhou regions of China. It is harvested from trees 8-10 years old and sun-dried before being dual-extracted.
There are no known contraindications with eucommia bark. If you are on blood thinners or blood pressure medication, please check with your prescribing doctor if eucommia bark is appropriate for you. Eucommia bark is one of the herbs most commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to stabilise pregnancy and prevent miscarriage (Bensky et al. 2004; Chen and Chen 2004). There is no safety data on its use during breastfeeding; discuss whether it's appropriate with your healthcare provider.
Yang Jing Herb
Eucommia Bark is a highly revered Yang Jing herb, used for thousands of years within the Taoist Medicine system. Jing is the primordial energy that you are born with that resides within your Kidneys.
The amount of Jing energy you are born with and are able to maintain through life indicates:
- The span of your life
- Your ability to heal and recover
- Whether you can sustain yourself daily without needing to reach for stimulants like coffee as a substitute for energy.
When one’s lifestyle is not excessive and is maintained at a sustainable pace with strong health foundations cultivated, then Jing is not leaked and can remain robust. However, if the candle is being burnt at both ends, then Jing will be leaked as exhaustion sets in and we become burnt out.
The benefits of cultivating your Jing Essence
- Replenish adrenal function
- Restore Kidney Jing Essence
- Reduce dependency on caffeine for energy
- Build Jing Essence and cultivate core energy
- Balance the hormones
- Strengthen the body
- Support a more grounded and centred self
- Enhance libido and sexual vigour
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve sleep cycle
In ancient Taoist medicine, tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms were used to nourish and tonify specific systems within the body. These systems correlate with the natural elements, and their direct effect can be classified as either Major or Minor.
Major: Liver Wood/Kidney Water
Minor: Heart Fire
When there is harmony between the body systems and elements, we cultivate the expression of health known as our Treasures.
Major: Yin & Yang Jing/Qi/Blood
Time of day
Whatever feels best for you!
You can enjoy Eucommia Bark any time throughout your day.
Generally, we recommend taking the herbs daily in small doses, to begin with. This allows you to develop an understanding and acknowledgment of how the herbs are unfolding their medicinal magic for you. Follow the dosage instructions on the package, or start with 1/8 - 1/2 teaspoon per day, adjusting the dose if you feel it necessary within your unique body system.
Doses can be taken as high as two teaspoons per day, however, most people find their sweet spot with 1/2 to one teaspoon per product, per day. We call this sweet spot your "lifestyle dose". We don't recommend taking more than two tablespoons of herbs a day. These extracts are potent, and you want to take care not to overload the body with too much of a good thing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take Eucommia Bark whilst pregnant?
Tonic herbs are generally warming, building, and nourishing. In the context of health optimisation and the Taoist tradition, tonic herbs are not directly used to treat individual symptoms, but instead to create harmony and strength within the system as a whole.
In this regard, we generally only recommend our Reishi and Eucommia Bark during pregnancy as there is quite a lot of empirical use of these herbs in pregnancy in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Tonic Herbalism.
To learn more about the tonic herbs best to take during pregnancy, read this article.
As pregnancy is a very individual journey, we recommend checking in with your healthcare provider when starting on any new herbs or supplements as they will have a more comprehensive scope of your medical history.
Can I take Eucommia Bark while breastfeeding?
Yes, you can use Eucommia Bark whilst breastfeeding.
We always suggest introducing new herbs slowly and in low doses, this allows the body to adjust and benefits to unfold at a pace relevant to your individual system.
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