Morinda Root (Ba Ji Tian)

巴戟天

Morinda root (Bajitian)

Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Morindae officinalis

Botanical Name: Morinda officinalis How

Common Name: Morinda root

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The roots are dug in spring or winter. After the fibrous roots have been removed and the roots are dried in the sun, the dried roots are steamed or soaked. The core of the root is discarded, and the remaining root is cut into slices.

Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent, sweet and slightly warm

Meridian: Kidney

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To tonify the kidneys and strengthen yang.

2. To dispel wind and transform dampness.

Indications:
1. Deficient kidney yang manifested as soreness and weakness in the lower back and knees, impotence, premature ejaculation, infertility, frigidity, irregular menstruation, and cold sensation and pain in the lower abdomen. a) Morinda root (Bajitian) is used with Ginseng (Renshen), Cistanche (Roucongrong) and Dadder seed (Tusizi) for impotence, premature ejaculation and infertility. b) Morinda root (Bajitian) is used with Teasel root (Xuduan) and Eucommia bark (Duzhong) for soreness and weakness in lower back and knees. c) Morinda root (Bajitian) is used with Cinnamon bark (Rougui), Galangal rhizome (Gaoliangjiang) and Evodia fruit (Wuzhuyu) for irregular menstruation.

2. Morinda root (Bajitian) is used with Teasel root (Xuduan), Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng) and Hypoglauca yam (Bixie) for cold sensation and pain in the lumbar region and knees or motor impairment.

Dosage: 10-15 g

Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient yin with excessive fire, or damp-heat.

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