INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Morindae Officinalis
Common English: Morinda Root
Herbs that Tonify the Yang
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Sweet
Slightly Warm
(Warm)
Kidney
6-15g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Tonifies the Kidneys and strengthens Yang

Kidney Yang Deficiency with impotence, male or female infertility, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency,

Incontinence, irregular menstruation and a cold and painful back

Disperses Wind-Cold-Damp and strengthens the sinews and bones

Wind-Cold-Damp Bi with Kidney and Liver insufficiency with tight muscles of the lower back and legs, joint pain and difficulty moving

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with Difficult urination.
  • Contraindicated for those with dry constipation, bitter taste, red and painful eyes or restless irritability.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Antagonizes Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Hb. Cistanches
Rou Cong Rong

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Fr. Rubi
Fu Pen Zi
Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren

Impotence, spermatorrhea and premature ejaculation due to Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Impotence or infertility.

Urinary incontinence and frequency due to Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang

Hb. Epimedii
Yin Yang Huo
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Soaked in wine for impotence.

Long-term Cold in the Womb with irregular menstruation and clear vaginal discharge.

Impotence or infertility associated with waning of Ming Men Fire.

Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Cx. Acanthopanacis
Wu Jia Pi

Hb. Cistanches
Rou Cong Rong

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi

Pain, swelling, muscular weakness and atrophy due to chronic Bi with deficient Kidneys.

Tonifies Yang without injuring Yin.

Constipation in the elderly.

Urinary incontinence.

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum
Lu Rong
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Hb. Epimedii
Yin Yang Huo

Rx. Cyathulae
Chuan Niu Xi
Cx. Acanthopanacis
Wu Jia Pi
Cx. Rasus Cinnamomi
Gui Xin

 

Impotence.

Bi syndrome.

 

  1. This herb resembles corticosteroids.
  2. It tonifies essence and benefits marrow.
  3. It quiets and soothes the five Zang.
  4. It increases mental power.
  5. It is specifically for skeletal problems.
  6. It is considered to have a minor action in augmenting Blood.
  7. It is an herb of the Kidney channel, Blood level and Chong Channel.
  8. It is an important herb in Kidney tonification because it is moist in nature.
  9. Ba Ji Tian, Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo and Rz. Curculiginis Xian Mao all reinforce the Kidney Yang, strengthen the sinews and bones and expel Wind-Dampness. Xian Mao is the hottest and most acrid and strongly expels Cold-Dampness but its slight toxicity makes it appropriate only for short term use. Ba Ji Tian is acrid, sweet and only slightly warming with a soft, moistening quality that tonifies Yang without being overly dry or cloying. It also augment Jing. Yin Yang Huo is warmer and more markedly strengthens Ming Men Fire, while strongly dispersing  Wind-Dampness and unblocking Bi.
  10. Salt-prepared Morinda Yan Ba Ji is better able to enter the Kidney channel, augment primal Yang and replenish Yin water. it is appropriate to treat impotence or spermatorrhea due to Kidney Jing Deficiency.
  11. Processed Morinda Zhi Ba Ji is more moderate in nature so that it tonifies Fire but does not overly dry Yin.