In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), eucommia is known as du zhong. This herbal remedy is actually a tree with various medicinal parts such as the bark and the leaves. Both the bark and the leaves can be used for making eucommia tea. In TCM, eucommia is used for pain related to the lower back. This is because such pain is associated with the weakness of the kidneys. This herb is believed by TCM practitioners to induce blood flow and help in alleviating back pain.
Eucommia tea is best served cold or chilled. You can also add chrysanthemum, ganoderma, honey, and fructose according to your taste preferences.
Cultivated in the: Fujian
- Tea leaves: 5-10 g / 0.17-0.35 oz
- Water temperature: 80-90 °C / 176-194 °F
- It should not be more than 3 times for each bubble.
Brewing at about 85 °C / 185 °F, 500 ml / 16.9 oz of water is appropriate, cover with smoldering for 5 minutes.
- Regulate blood lipids
- Treat constipation, regulate gastrointestinal
- Enhance immune function
- Regulate cardiovascular function
- Protecting liver and kidney
- Weight loss