Morinda Root

Latin name: Morinda officinalis
Chinese name: bai ji tan

What is Morinda Root?
Morinda root is the root of a wintergreen shrub that has traditionally been associated with benefiting the sexual activities of men. It is distributed throughout much of China.

What are the health benefits of Morinda Root?
True to its traditional use, morinda root is used to tonify the kidneys in the treatment of impotence, premature ejaculation, profuse urination, and sterility. It also serves a variety of other functions much of which relates to the kidneys. It is used to strengthen tendons and bones for joint pain and improve circulation for cold hands and feet. It is also used to treat incontinence, chronic rheumatism, fatigue, chronic inflammation of nerves, menstrual disorders, hernia, upper back pain, depression, and muscular and skeletal atrophy.

Where can I find Morinda Root?

Morinda root can be found online, in herbal specialty shops, at Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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