Morinda Root - Ba Ji Tian
Products Featuring This Herb:
Morinda Root Extract Powder 100 grams
Morinda Root Extract Powder 5 kilograms
Gecko Rockclimber Drops
Return to Youth
Morinda Yin Yang Pills
Return to Spring Teapills
Two Immortals Teapills
Other Common Names
Page # In Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs
Morindae Officinalis, Radix
Ba Ji Tian
Pungent and Sweet
Morinda is an excellent Yang essence tonic. It is considered to be highly nutritious and is used in superior tonic formulas for strengthening the body. It is widely used in primal essence formulations, often as the main ingredient and sometimes secondarily to Yang tonics of animal origin, such as Deer Antler, Cordyceps, Sea Dragon and/or Gecko.
Morinda is often used to increase sexual strength in men and women. It is used for impotence, premature ejaculation, soreness of the lower back and knees and infertility. In this case it would be combined with herbs such as Deer Antler, Ginseng, Cistanche, Cuscuta, Cnidium seed, Epimedium, etc.
It is used by women for infertility and frigidity. It would be combined with Ginseng or Codonopsis, Mantis Egg Case, Astragalus, Placenta, Dong Gui, Goji, Schizandra, etc. It can be used for irregular menstruation, pain and cold sensation in the lower abdomen and chronic fatigue, especially when combined with these same tonic herbs plus Cinnamon bark and Evodia, both warming herbs.
Morinda is widely believed in China to increase mental power. It is also considered to be beneficial to the heart. And like many other Yang tonic herbs, it has been shown to be effective in treating hypertension.
It is one of the finest Yang tonics since it is not only powerful but extremely well tolerated by almost everyone. It is a superb athletes herb and ranks among the most important vitalizing herbs of the tonic system. It is likewise considered a major longevity herb and is a regular ingredient in Taoist formulations.
Morinda is a premium herb which may be used by itself, but is most often found in combination with other tonic, wind dispersing and blood vitalizing herbs.
- Ginseng, Cistanche, Goji and Cuscuta Semen to tonify Kidney yang and to treat impotence, premature ejaculation, infertility, frigidity, irregular menstruation
- Eucommia bark, Dipsacus and Drynaria to treat soreness of the lower back and knees
- Cinnamon bark and Aconite for irregular menstruation due to cold uterus and for impotence due to cold Kidneys in men
Varieties and Grading
Morinda comes in a range of qualities. Really good Morinda is large, very pliable and slightly moist. Poor quality Morinda is small, brittle and tasteless.
Not to be used in cases of Yin deficiency with excessive fire, or in cases of damp-heat.