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- Strengthens Bones
- Joint Pain
Pin Yin Names
- Ba Ji Tian
- Morinda Root
- Morinda officinalis
About Morinda Root
In traditional Chinese medicine, morinda root warms the kidney and strengthens yang. Ba Ji Tian is commonly used with kidney yang deficiency that manifests as certain sexual ailments such as impotence. It strengthens the bones and tendons by expelling cold and dampness. The root is used in alternative medicine and may also relieve symptoms of back pain and muscular atrophy. Morinda root helps with liver and kidney dysfunctions which manifest as pain at the waist and knees, rheumatism, pain in the joints, and fatigue.
- Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- May lower blood sugar
- May interact with anti-depressants.
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- Bensky D, Gamble A. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1986.