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Phellodendron Amurense Rupr: Top Health Benefits For A Healthy Lifestyle

What Is Phellodendron Amurense Rupr?

The ingredient Phellodendron amurense rupr comes from a tree by the same name. More commonly, the tree is known as the Amur cork tree. It is a beautiful deciduous tree with a dome-like, broad-reaching crown. The Amur cork tree has quite an attractive shape, strong bark, and verdant greenery. It is so-called because it’s native to the naturally moist soil of the Amur River Valley. The Amur river forms the boundary between China and Siberia. Reviews say the Amur cork trees can grow to reach heights of up to 45 feet, though its trunk is relatively short.1

The mature Amur cork tree can carry giant low branches that gracefully bow to graze the ground. The bark is gray or brown, ridged, and it has the consistency and texture of cork. Yellow and green leaves spread from the branches. The tree’s foliage becomes a common yellow in autumn, and if either the tree’s foliage or fruit gets bruised, the aroma can be quite unpleasant.2

In China, the tree is known as the Huang Bai tree and is frequently turned to by Chinese herbalists as one of the 50 essential herbs. Chinese herbalists also consider the Huang Bai to be a strong, bitter detoxifying agent with potential health benefits.3 You can find the herb in various dietary supplements.

History Of Phellodendron Amurense Rupr

The name of the Phellodendron amurense rupr genus name comes from the Greek word “phellos” which means cork, and the Greek word “dendron” which means tree.

The Phellodendron amurense rupr is indigenous to northern China. It can also be found in parts of  Korea, Manchuria, and Japan. However, over the years, the tree has been cultivated in the Far East and also parts of eastern Europe.5

Then, sometime around 1865, farmers brought the tree to the United States. Its corky bark and giant, unique branches have given it aesthetic value, making it the subject of many artists’ landscapes. It’s also a featured tree in environmental plantings.

The Amur cork tree is often chosen to grace landscapes outside homes and parks, as it is strong, sturdy, and remarkably beautiful.


Sources:
1. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a889
2. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a889
3. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Phellodendron+amurense
4. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a889
5. https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_series/wo/wo_ah727/wo_ah727_783_785.pdf
6. https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_series/wo/wo_ah727/wo_ah727_783_785.pdf

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