BA JI TIAN
Ba Ji, Bi Ji, Indian Mulberry, Morinda, Morinda Root, Morindae officinalis, Morindae Radix, Noni, Racine du Morinda, Radix Morindae Officinalis.<br/><br/>
Overview InformationBa 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.
How does it work?Ba ji tian might help treat depression by increasing the effects of serotonin, a chemical found in the brain.
Side Effects & SafetyBa ji tian is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ba ji tian if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Painful urination (dysuria): Ba ji tian is thought to stimulate the kidneys, so it might make painful urination worse. Use with caution if you have this problem.
Surgery: Ba ji tian might affect blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using ba ji tian at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
We currently have no information for BA JI TIAN Interactions.
The appropriate dose of ba ji tian depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ba ji tian. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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