What is Morinda Root?
The root of M. officinalis ( pinyin: ba ji tian) is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It was first described in Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing. In TCM it is indicated in the case of kidney yang deficiency and associated impotence, weak tendons and bones, presence of wind and dampness.
Known compounds include morindin.
The medicinal plant Morinda officinalisHow. (MO) and its root have long been used in traditional medicines in China and northeast Asia as tonics for nourishing the kidney, strengthening the bone and enhancing immunofunction in the treatment of impotence, osteoporosis, depression and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and dermatitis.
Morinda officinalis, the full name of Morinda officinalis, also known as "chicken intestines", is a vine plant in the grass family. It is one of the "four major southern medicines". It can nourish kidney yang, strengthen muscles and bones, remove rheumatism, improve immune function, and reduce The role of basal blood pressure and corticosteroids is known as "Southern Ginseng".
Everyone knows that in history, the life span of the emperors of China was shorter than the average life span of ordinary people. The reason may be due to their busy government affairs, overwork, and excessively indulgent sex life. The emperor’s possession of the Sangongs and the Sixth Court and the Seventy-two Consorts exhausted their "yang energy" or "energy" (physical and energy), resulting in them being shorter than ordinary people. However, Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty had a long life span. He lived to be 89 years old. Qianlong's longevity was surprising at the time, and news of his longevity even spread to the British royal family. The British royal family even sent ambassadors to China to explore the secrets of Emperor Qianlong's longevity. Qianlong was 83 years old at that time, but he looked only 60 years old. He was still very healthy and overwhelming young people mentally and physically. When the British ambassador asked the secret of Emperor Qianlong's longevity, the doctors told him: "Among the health supplements that the emperor uses daily, there is mainly a Chinese medicine called Morinda officinalis".
Identified Active Components/ Major Chemical Constituents
Identified active ingredients include: Rubiadin, rubiadin-1-methyl-ether, methyl-ether from Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, monotropein, tetraacetylasperuloside, β-sitosterol, palmitic acid, nonadecalkane [4-7] and dimethyl-alkane. Radix Morindae Officinalis also contains monosaccharides, polysaccharides, resin, vitamin C, 11 free amino acids and 17 amino acid hydrolysates.
The cortex of Radix Morindae Officinalis (pic.a) contains reducing sugars and glycosides, cardiac glycosides, flavones, triterpenoid steroids, amino acids, organic acids, micro-anthraquinone and metal elements. More abundant microelements include potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). The lead content in the cortex is lower than in the root core (pic.b). Other elements like iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and 16 others are higher in the cortex than in the root core.
What is morinda good for?
Morinda officinalis has a long history of application in our country. As early as the Han Dynasty, there was a record of its medicinal use in the records of famous doctors. Morinda officinalis is the root of the Rubiaceae plant Morinda officinalis. The taste is pungent and sweet, and the nature is lukewarm. Return to the kidney and liver meridian. It can invigorate the kidney, help yang, expel wind and dampness, and is often used to treat impotence, frequent urination, cold uterus, infertility, rheumatism, waist and knee pain, kidney deficiency, waist and knee soreness. Materia Medica says that Morinda officinalis "tastes pungent, temperature, specializes in the kidneys, for the purpose of invigorating the yang. Warm and nourish the Yuanyang, eliminate the evil qi, cause yin dysfunction, strengthen the muscles and bones, nourish the essence, and treat the lower abdomen. Pain is the effect of warming the kidney and dispelling cold."
In modern society, people work tightly and live under pressure, and some people over-indulge their sex life. Many people suffer from weakness in the waist and knees, impotence, and kidney deficiency at a young age. Morinda officinalis can invigorate the kidneys and strengthen the muscles, expel wind and dampness, and treat muscles and bones. It can be used in combination with Chinese medicines such as Cistanche, Eucommia, Cistanche, and can also be used with Chinese herbs such as Rehmannia glutinosa, Psoralen and Golden Tassel to strengthen the kidney and astringent essence. Impotence. For the cold and pain in the lower abdomen and irregular menstruation caused by insufficient kidney deficiency, Chong Ren deficiency and cold, Morinda officinalis can be used in combination with galangal, cinnamon, evodia and other medicines to warm the kidney and regulate menstruation. For female infertility, male infertility and other diseases, Morinda officinalis can be used with ginseng, yam, raspberry, etc. to warm the kidney and warm the palace and fill the essence of seeds.
Benefits 1 Gain weight and anti-fatigue effect
Male Kunming mice weighing 16-18g were selected and divided into 4 groups according to their weights. The blank group was gavaged with distilled water 20ml/kg daily, and the administration group was gavage with Morinda officinalis decoction 20ml/kg, continuously administered 11 Every day, each group took the medicine once before the experiment. 5 mice were put into the swimming test each time, and weighed before the experiment and carried 5% of the actual weight. The results show that Morinda officinalis can significantly increase the weight of mice and prolong the continuous swimming time.
Benefits 2 Impact on immune function
Using immature mice, according to the ACTH biological activity test method, sharing the medicine for 4 days, the results showed that Morinda officinalis warm infusion 65g/(kg.d), 80g/(kg.d) orally and Morinda officinalis 50% Ethanol extract 60g/(kg.d) orally can make mouse thymus atrophy (P values are P<0.05, p<0.001, p<0.001), Morinda officinalis warm infusion 10g/(kg.d) abdominal cavity After injection, thymus atrophy was also very significant (P<0.001). According to the method reported by Qiao Zhisheng, take out 2l-day-old Kunming mice, use both male and female, and divide blood according to their body weight. The positive control group is intragastrically administered with 0.2% (g/ml) vitamin B4 solution 0.6ml per mouse per day. The groups were given Morinda officinalis decoction for 10 consecutive days, weighed 24 hours after the last dose, blood was taken from the tip of the tail, the number of white blood cells was counted, the animals were sacrificed, and the thymus was divided and weighed. The results also proved that Morinda officinalis Tian has the function of inhibiting mouse thymus atrophy and increasing the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Benefits 3 Effects on the accessory sex organs
Morinda officinalis extract was orally administered to rats or mice for 14-15 days without assimilation (using body weight, levator ani muscle or spongy muscle weight, or mouse kidney weight increase as indicators), and no males Prime-like effect (using the increase in seminal vesicle weight as an indicator).
Benefits 4 Promote the secretion of corticosterone
Using ICR male mice weighing about 35g, the amount of corticosterone in the blood was measured according to the Diamondstone method, and Morinda officinalis water extract (1g/kg) was administered orally. As a result, the activity of glucocorticoid enzyme-labeled enzyme liver AIP increased significantly, and intraperitoneal injection also showed More TAT (tyrosine aminotransferase) activity indicates that Morinda officinalis extract has the effect of increasing the content of corticosterone in the blood, and its activity may be caused by the stimulation of the pituitary-adrenal cortex system.
Benefits 5 Antihypertensive effect
The extract of the same genus Morinda lucida has a significant hypotensive effect on anesthetized cats and a hypotensive effect on non-anesthetized rats, but the maintenance time is short, and it has some stability and diuretic effects.
Gavage of 50, 60g/kg of warm infusion or intraperitoneal injection of 10g/kg can inhibit the plastic ring granuloma in rats; gavage of 25, 50g/Kg of warm infusion can not prolong the survival time of adrenalectomy young rats; Gavage of 350 mg/kg warm infusion liquid did not increase the accumulation of glycogen in the liver of de-adrenal starved mice, indicating that Morinda officinalis may have an adrenal cortex hormone-like effect.
(1) Morinda officinalis has corticotropin-like effects.
(2) Morinda officinalis can increase the weight of the anterior pituitary, ovaries, and uterus of rats, enhance the function of hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian luteal stimulation, promote ovulation and luteal production, and maintain corpus luteum function.
(1) Morinda officinalis can significantly increase the weight of mice, extend the duration of continuous swimming, increase the number of white blood cells, and inhibit mouse thymic atrophy
(2) Anti-stress response Morinda officinalis or ginseng can correct the sexual cycle disorder of female rats caused by stress; it can improve memory and learning behavior; make the adrenal glands of stressed mice hypertrophy, suggesting that Morinda officinalis or ginseng has anti-stress The role of reaction.
Morinda officinalis has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure in cats and rats, but the maintenance time is short, and it has stable and diuretic effects.
Coarse anthrone crystals have an inhibitory effect on the growth of L1210 leukemia cells; have an inhibitory effect on S180; have an inhibitory effect on Epstein-Barr virus activity, and thus have an anti-carcinogenic promoter effect.
Morinda Officinalis vs Citrifolia
Ba ji tian is a plant. Its scientific name is Morinda officinalis. The root of the plant is used to make medicine. You may find ba ji tian products that also contain a related plant called Morinda citrifolia.
Ba ji tian is used for improving kidney function and correcting various urination problems, including producing too much urine (polyuria) and bedwetting.
It is also used to treat cancer, gallbladder disorders, hernia, and back pain; and for boosting the body's defense system (immune system), as well as strengthening the body's system that releases chemical messengers called hormones (endocrine system).
Men use ba ji tian for erectile dysfunction (ED) and other sexual performance problems.
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