Extra flexibility | Tendon/Ligament Strengthening
Eucommia bark (Eucommia ulmoides) helps to build healthy bones and a flexible skeleton with strong ligaments and tendons. Eucommia bark primarily is used to heal tissues that are slow to mend after an injury or that have weakened through stress or age. Eucommia also treats lower back and leg pain, arthritis, stiffness, and knee problems including continual dislocation.
Eucommia bark has been used in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) for over 3,000 years. Eucommia bark is strongly associated with the kidneys and liver. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys store jing. Jing is an essential life source and related to whole body growth and development, as well as healthy sexual and reproductive functioning.
In addition to healing tendons, tissues, and ligaments, Eucommia bark has two distinct significant functions. Pregnant women use Eucommia bark to calm the fetus, prevent miscarriage and soothe the uterus.
We highly recommend those that are in sports, yoga or perform high-intensity workouts to consume Eucommia bark. It allows the body to bend and or flex at greater lengths without isometric strain or overstretching the ligaments.