Ba Ji Tian – Morinda root

Nature: acrid, sweet, slightly warm

Enters: Kidney, Liver

Actions: Tonifies kidney Yang (without blocking Qi); eliminates wind-damp (including in the bones); strengthens sinews and bones.

• Kidney Yang deficiency: impotence, frequent urination, infertility (male or female), irregular menses, premature ejaculation, urinary incontinence, cold and pain in the lower abdomen, weak and sore lower back, muscular atrophy.
• Kidney Yang deficiency plus attack of wind-damp: weakness or pain in the lumbar region, knees, backs of the legs; bony Bi.
• Best used for cases of Yang deficiency with cold-damp.
Hong-Yen Hsu (Oriental Materia Medica): Antibacterial, hypotensive, has effects resembling those of cortical hormones.
Weng Weiliang, et. al.:
Xing Yang Sheng Jing Dan (experiential formula): ba ji tian, ying yang huo, tu si zi, gou qi, yu biao jiao, testicles of goat, male silkworm moth, placenta, rou cong rong, jiu cai zi were made into pills, 10g, bid, three months as a course of treatment. 25 cases were treated, 20 were effective.
Xing Yang Chong Ji (experiential formula): chai gou shen, yin yang huo, ba ji tian, shan yu rou, chai hu, dang gui, bai shao, lu jiao jiao and gou qi were made into granules, 12g per bag, 1 bag, tid. 50 patients were treated and 43 were effective.

Dose: 6-15g

5 comments on “Ba Ji Tian – Morinda root

  1. zay says:

    Hi can morinda or eucommia bark or both together help me? i have two dark big toe nails and a couple of darkened other toenails on each foot not pure black but they are of a dark shade to the point where you cant see through them, i read that in tcm the liver is connected to the sinews and im just trying to see if these two herbs correlate with my problem, or is there any other reason for this that you may know of? please help, thank you

    • Peter Borten says:

      It’s hard to say without seeing you and doing a more thorough intake, but generally what you describe is a sign of stagnant blood or “blood stasis.” We usually would use herbs that promote circulation like Dan shen, Hong hua, Niu xi, and Ji xue teng for something like this, but in order to treat it really holistically, we’d want to understand the cause of this blood stasis and address that too.

      • Zay says:

        Ok thank you so much for that info ? are there a lot of factors that could cause this type of blood stasis? If so can you name a few please? I really want to heal myself ?

        • imbuebod says:

          You’re kind of asking for an education in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A few of the many factors that can lead to blood stasis are Qi deficiency (not enough Qi to adequately circulate the blood), blood deficiency (less than abundant blood means it’s less able to get everywhere – especially the head and extremities), Qi stagnation (mostly from withheld emotions), and phlegm. Blood stasis is one of the most common patterns to develop through aging. So many of the medical issues of aging can be attributed to insufficient circulation.

          • zay says:

            Thank you so much for sharing that info with me, ill keep this in mind on my healing journey.

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