Botanical Name: Morindae officinalis Radix
Category: Tonify the Yang
Taste: Acrid, Sweet
Temperature: Slightly Warm
Channels Entered: Kidney
Key Characteristics: Tonifies the Kidney yang without being overly drying, augments the essence, and expels wind-dampness.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Tonifies the Kidneys and fortifies the yang: for patterns of Kidney yang deficiency with such symptoms as impotence, male or female infertility, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency, incontinence of urine, irregular menstruation, cold and painful lower abdomen, and a weak and sore back.
- Disperses wind-dampness and strengthens the sinews and bones: for wind-cold-damp painful obstruction with underlying Kidney deficiency with tight musculature of the lower back and legs, joint pain, and difficulty moving.