Ba Ji Tian (Radix Morindae Officinalis)

Source: Ba Ji Tian (Radix Morindae Offininalis) is derived from the root of Morinda Officinalis How. It is commonly used in its’ dry form and sometimes after being soaked in a salt solution.

Category: Tonifying – Yang Tonifying

Common Name: Morinda Root.

Channels Entered: Kidney & Liver.

Properties and Functions: Sweet, Pungent and slightly warming. Ba Ji Tian can be used to tonify Kidney Yang. It also dispels wind-dampness along with strengthening the tendons and bones.

Indications: Its main applied uses are for Kidney-Yang deficiency manifesting as: Impotence, infertility, incontinence, irregular menstruation or cold pain in the lower abdomen. Another use is for the treatment of wind-cold-damp obstruction. This typically presents as tight muscles of lower back and legs, joint pain and reduced mobility.

Dosage: 6-15g

Cautions and Contra-Indications: Antagonises Dan Shen. Contra-indicated for damp-heat or yin deficiency heat in addition to urinary difficulty.