morinda root

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morinda root

Chinese medicine
An evergreen shrub, the root of which is astringent, tonic to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, and believed to be an aphrodisiac; it is used for low back and abdominal pain, lack of volition, and sexual dysfunction.
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The herbal paste was composed of: Yinyanghuo (Herba Epimedii Brevicornus), Bajitian (Radix Morindae Officinalis), Huangqi (Radix Astragali Mongolici), Dangshen (Radix Codonopsis), Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori), Huangjing (Rhizoma Polygonati Sibirici), Shudihuang (Radix Rehmanniae Preparata), Shanzhuyu (Fructus Corni), Maidong (Radix Ophiopogonis Japonici), Yeqiaomaigen (Fagopyrum Dibotrys Hara), Hutuiye (Lithocarpus Elaeagnifolia), Huangjingzi (Fructus Viticis Negundo), Fabanxia (prepared Pinellia Tuber), Pugongying (Herba Taraxaci Mongolici), Ejiao (Colla Corii Asi-ni), Guijiaiiao (Colla Carapacis Et Plastri Testudinis), Gejie (Gecko), Ziheche (Placenta Hominis), Baishen (White Ginseng), crystal sugar, and maltose.