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the sole genus of plants of the family Eucommiaceae. The single species, Eucommia ulmoides, is native to China. A deciduous tree reaching 10–20 m in height, it has elongate or oblong-ovate serrated alternate leaves. Some shrub forms are known. The plants are mostly dioecious, with small regular flowers lacking a perianth. The ovary consists of two carpels but is single-valved. The fruit is closed, usually one-seeded, and winged. There are laticiferous cells in all parts of the plant except the wood and seeds; the cells contain gutta, the main component of gutta-percha.

Since early antiquity, Eucommia has been used as a medicinal plant to treat broken bones and various internal diseases; it has also been used as a tonic. In the USSR the plant is cultivated primarily in Transcaucasia, Krasnodar Krai, Moldavia, and Middle Asia mainly for the extraction of gutta-percha. It is also cultivated as an ornamental. The bark is used medicinally for the preparation of decoctions, fluid extracts, and tinctures that are used as antispasmodic and hypotensive agents to treat the early stages of hypertension.


Kalantyr’, M. S. “Issledovaniia po razvedeniiu i vyrashchivaniiu evkommii v SSSR.” In Lesovodstvo i agrolesomelioratsiia. Moscow, 1959.


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Key Words: Eucommia ulmoides Oliver, Secondary metabolites, Structural identification, Antimicrobial activity, Antioxidative activity.
Astragalin, a natural flavonoid, has been isolated from various traditional medicinal plants such as Cassia alata, Moringa oleifera, Nelumbo nucifera, Cuscuta spp., Radix astragali, Morus alba, and Eucommia ulmoides.
Ltd., China) extracted from Eucommia ulmoides Oliver bark and dissolved in anhydrous ethanol as a published paper performed [12] at a daily dose of 50 mg/kg of body weight, orally, while BP and SD group received normal saline solution from day 1 to day 7.
The flavonol glycoside quercetin was isolated from the leaves of Eucommia ulmoides, and its structure was identified using NMR and ESIMS analyses [110].
The AFLP technique has been widely used for linkage mapping in many plants including sweetpotato (Kriegner et al., 2003), velvetbean (Capo-Chichi et al., 2004), apple (Kenis and Keulemans, 2005), wintersweet (Chen and Chen, 2010), crape myrtle (He et al., 2014), and Eucommia ulmoides (Wang et al., 2014).
In conclusion, flavones extracted from Eucommia ulmoides leaf have shown antioxidative activity and anti-inflammatory effects.
An analysis of the genetic diversity and genetic structure of Eucommia ulmoides using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers.
Molecular Basis Of Antibacterial Activities In Extracts Of Eucommia Ulmoides Wood.
More importantly, the agricultural area and production volume of eucommia, gastrodia elata, roots of aconitum carmichaeli, chuanxiong, cortex phellodendri and rhizoma corydalis in Hanzhong accounted for over 50% of the total production volume across China, reflecting its increasing influence in the Chinese herbal medicine market in China.
Latin name Family 1 Cerasus polytricha Rosaceae 2 Schisandra chinensis Magnoliaceae 3 Litsea pungens Lauraceae 4 Kerria japonica Rosaceae 5 Euonymus verrucosoides Celastraceae 6 Ulmus bergmanniana Ulmaceae 7 Lindera obtusiloba Lauraceae 8 Lonicera fragrantissima standishii Caprifoliaceae 9 Malus baccata Rosaceae 10 Rhus potaninii Anacardiaceae 11 Celastrus orbiculatus Celastraceae 12 Acer elegantulum Aceraceae 13 Acer davidii Aceraceae 14 Melia azedarach Meliaceae 15 Eucommia ulmoides Eucommiaceae 16 Swida walteri Cornaceae 17 Akebia trifoliata Lardizabalaceae Basis for the selection 1 a 2 a 3 b 4 b 5 b 6 a 7 b 8 b 9 a 10 a 11 b 12 b 13 b 14 a 15 a 16 a 17 b Table 2.
0 0 Eremosynaceae Eremosyne 0 0 0 2 Ericaceae Erica Ericales 0 0 0 1 Escalloniaceae Escallonia 0 D 0 0 Eucommiaceae Eucommia Garryales 1 0 0 -- Fouqueriaceae Fouqueria Ericales 0 1 0 0 Garryaceae Aucuba Garryales 1 ?
Cui, "RAPD and SCAR markers linked to sex determination in Eucommia ulmoides Oliv," Euphytica, vol.