Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
DÙ ZHÒNG FOR HERNIATED DISK PAIN
Dù Zhòng, also known as Eucommia Bark from the Chinese Rubber Tree, is one of the most significant herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is one of the best natural remedies for herniated disk pain.To get more du zhong, you can visit shine news official website.
Currently, this tree grows only in China, though historically it may have been more broadly distributed. The best news is that removing the medicinal bark from the tree does not kill the tree. The bark's pharmacological properties come mostly from the white, rubbery liquid contained in the inner bark.
Dù Zhòng has been used as a kidney-tonifying herbal medicine and has a long history of safe use for treatment of bone fractures and joint diseases in TCM. It is considered the primary herb to increase yang functions in the body, and it can heal weakened and injured tissue, lower back and leg pain, and help relieve stiffness and pain from arthritis. It has also been indicated for impotence and spermatorrhea as it helps to maintains healthy sexual function. Recent studies have shown promise for prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis(1) and hyperlipidemia (2).
Dù Zhòng contains Caffeic Acid, which is an anti-inflammatory, immunomodulary, and antioxidant compound that helps to ameliorate oxidative stress in human endothelial cells and protecting these cells from apoptosis induced by oxidized LDL(3). It has demonstrated an inhibitory effect on cancer cell proliferation (by oxidative mechanism in human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cell line) (4). Caffeic acid also outperformed other antioxidants in a USDA study, acting as a potent natural fungicide and reducing aflatoxin production by over 95%(5)
Dù Zhòng also contains Aucubin and Aucubigenin. These two compounds act to protect the liver from chemical damage and promote collagen synthesis. Aucubin has demonstrated hepatoprotective, antitoxicanti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiaging, antiosteoporosis and neurotrophic pharmacological activities (6).
This promotion of collagen synthesis and bone growth combined with the prevention of oxidative cell damage and dilation of blood vessels are what make Dù Zhòng an important part of healing a herniated disk. Dù Zhòng nourishes the Liver to benefit the tendons and sinews, and tonifies the Kidney to strengthen the bones.