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Ba Ji Tian (Morinda)


Ba Ji Tian, also known as "Morinda Root," is a highly sought after traditional Chinese herb used for promoting overall wellness.  Our Ba Ji Tian is carefully selected and cleaned to ensure purity and potency. It is commonly used to support joint health, immune system function, and as a tonic for sexual disfunction. Ba Ji Tian is believed to help nourish the blood and promote the movement of Qi, the body's vital energy.  Morinda can be beneficial in increasing energy, endurance, and stamina. It is also said to be an adaptogen, helping the body to adapt and cope with stress. This product is suitable for vegetarians, contains no artificial ingredients or fillers, and is gluten-free.

High Quality Ba Ji Tian: What does it look like?

High-quality Ba Ji Tian (Morinda officinalis) as being a dried root that is dark brown in color, with a slightly bitter and earthy aroma. The root should be clean, free from any signs of rotting or insect damage and should be hard and dense.

How is Ba Ji Tian prepared and processed?

Also known as Morinda Officinalis or Chinese Thorny Boxthorn, is a herb that is native to China and other parts of Asia. It prefers well-drained, sandy or loamy soil and a warm, humid climate, and is typically grown in mountainous regions at elevations of 1000-3000 meters. The plant is a perennial herb, with woody stem and leaves that are glossy green, oval and pointed. The roots, stem and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. It requires full sun and well-drained soil to grow well.

Ba Ji Tian is prepared and processed by cleaning, slicing, and then drying the root. The dried slices can be used for decoctions, powders, or pills. In TCM, Morinda root is considered to have warm properties and is used to tonify the kidneys, strengthen the lower back and knees, and to help with impotence and premature ejaculation.

Popular Recipe for Ba Ji Tian

To prepare Ba Ji Tian for use in a recipe:

  1. Rinse the Ba Ji Tian root thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Peel the root and slice it into thin slices.
  3. Soak the slices in water for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours to soften them.
  4. Drain the slices and rinse them again.
  5. The slices can now be used in a recipe such as a soup or stew, added to a stir-fry, or steeped in hot water to make a tea.

It's worth noting that Ba Ji Tian can have a strong and bitter taste, which some people may find overwhelming. It's also considered a medicinal herb and some people may be allergic to it, so it's important to use it with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Here is a recipe for Ba Ji Tian soup:


  • 1 lb of meat (such as beef, chicken or pork)
  • 1/2 cup of Ba Ji Tian (Morinda root), washed and sliced
  • 2 cups of vegetables (such as carrots, mushrooms, and onions)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water or broth to cover the ingredients


  1. Soak the slices of Ba Ji Tian in water for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. Drain the slices and rinse them again.
  3. Cut the meat into small pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  5. In a pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  7. Add the meat to the pot and stir fry until it turns white.
  8. Add the sliced Ba Ji Tian to the pot and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add the vegetables to the pot and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add enough water or broth to cover the ingredients.
  11. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  12. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve the Ba Ji Tian soup hot as a main dish or as a side dish.

Note: You can adjust the quantity of Ba Ji Tian to your preference.

Safety Precautions for the use of Ba Ji Tian

While it is considered safe when used as directed, there are some general safety precautions to keep in mind when using Ba Ji Tian:

  • Consult a qualified healthcare professional before using Ba Ji Tian, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or a history of allergies.
  • Ba Ji Tian may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and blood pressure medication, so consult with a healthcare professional before using if you are on any medications.
  • Keep Ba Ji Tian away from children and pets, as it can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.
  • Do not use Ba Ji Tian for long periods of time, as it may cause side effects such as skin rash, gastrointestinal upset, or allergic reactions.
  • Ba Ji Tian should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. If you experience any adverse reactions, seek immediate medical attention.

When handling Ba Ji Tian, it's important to take proper precautions as with any herb or supplement. You should always make sure that your hands are clean and dry before handling the herb. Keep it in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight, and avoid storing it in damp or humid areas.

Additional Information about Ba Ji Tian:

Ba Ji Tian, commonly called Morinda, among a number of other Kidney Yang tonics, can be used to help heal/strengthen bone and sinew. Its use in certain martial arts circles is due also to its ability to remedy wind-damp obstructions. 

Properties: Acrid, Sweet, Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Kidney

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