Ba Ji Tian
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Ba Ji Tian in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: morinda, medicinal Indian mulberry root
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Morindae Officinalis
Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly warm
Explore the properties of Ba Ji Tian according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: warm
Channels: KD, LV
Flavors: sweet, pungent
Tonifies: yang
Regulates: disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Strengthens the KD and fortifies Yang (male and female infertility, impotence, premature ejaculation, frequent urination, urinary incontinence; irregular menses; cold and painful lower abdomen; weak sore lower back)
  • Strengthens bones and tendons; Expels wind-damp-cold (muscule atrophy, low back wind-damp-cold painful bi and leg qi pain in the back and legs)
  • (cc: lin syndrome)
  • (cc: damp-heat or yin deficiency with heat)

    Special Notes:
  • This herb is very similar to Yin Yang Huo which has a stronger function to tonify yang (as does Lu Rong) however Ba Ji Tian also has a function to nourish Jing which helps to prevent empty fire.