Morinda officinalis

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Morinda officinalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Morinda
M. officinalis
Binomial name
Morinda officinalis

Morinda officinalis, also known as Indian mulberry, is a plant in the genus Morinda.

Medicinal uses[edit]

The root of M. officinalis (Chinese: 巴戟天; pinyin: ba ji tian) is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It was first described in Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing.[1] In TCM it is indicated in the case of kidney yang deficiency and associated impotence, weak tendons and bones, presence of wind and dampness.[2]

Known compounds include morindin.[3]

Various nominal[edit]

Ba kich liquor - well-known product of Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

It is known as ba kich in Vietnamese.