Morinda Root

Review Forms and Sizes Below


  • Acrid
  • Sweet
  • Warm
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Impotence
  • Strengthens Bones
  • Joint Pain
  • Fatigue

Pin Yin Names

  • Ba Ji Tian

Other Names

  • 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.

How to Use

Decoctions Extracts & Tinctures Compress & Poultice


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  • Bensky D, Gamble A. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1986.