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Ba Ji Tian - Morinda-root (巴戟天)
05-21-2012, 11:27 AM
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Ba Ji Tian - Morinda-root (巴戟天)
Ba Ji Tian
巴戟天

Other Name
(Morinda Root, Radix Morindae Officinalis)

Shan Zhu Yu is the dried root of Morinda
officinalis How., family Rubiaceae.

Main Ingredients

Ba Ji Tian contains contains anthraquinones,
saccharides, resin, vitamins, β-sitosterol,
monotropein, asperuloside tetra-acetate and
palmitic acid.

Properties
Taste: acrid and sweet; nature: slightly warm.
Channels entered Liver and Kidney.

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Functions and Indications
Supplements the kidneys and reinforces Yang, strengthens the
sinews and bones, and dispels wind and eliminates dampness. It is indicated for impotence due to Kidney Yang deficiency, pain
and cold in the lower abdomen, frequent urination, infertility due to cold uterus, windcold-damp-Bi syndrome, and limpness and aching in the lumbar region and knees.

Common Dosage
5-10g.

Precautions and Contraindications
Ba Ji Tian is contraindicated in cases of effulgent Yin
deficiency-fire or damp-heat.

Toxicity
A decoction of Ba Ji Tian given to animals in the proportion of 250g/kg did not result in any deaths .


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Modern Research
1. Promotes luteinization and ovulation.
2. Promotes the production of adrenocortical
hormones.
3. Has a supplementing and strengthening
function.
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