Traditionally a wide range of symptoms were treated using the herbal remedies made from the morinda, traditional herbalist would use the remedy for treating problems such as poor digestion, conditions such as high blood pressure, as well as various respiratory problems, and the conditions of immune deficiency affecting the whole body. Male sexual functions are said to be stimulated by the morinda, thus the herb aids in treating impotence and also increases the fertility of the person, the herb is also useful in the treatment of menstrual problems affecting women. The herbal remedy aids in increasing the energy as well as boosting stamina and endurance of the person. The morinda is very rich in the essential vitamin C. The presence of this vitamin provides abundant natural antioxidants to the person, who in turn supports the functioning of the kidneys, and also leads to an increase in the flow of urine. Thus the herb helps in flushing out toxins from the body at a faster rate. The vitamin is also important in other ways, and actively works to correct problems affecting the structure of the proteins and cells in the body. At the cellular level, the morinda herb solves various problems affecting the body, such as conditions generated by cancer and digestive distress in the body. The remedies made from the morinda are beneficial for many specific health conditions such as: The remedies made from the morinda are helpful in treating depression and related conditions. Morinda has been pointed out as an anti-depressant herb in many laboratory studies - where the herb was found to have the unique property of increasing but not diminishing male libido. The anti-depressant compounds present in the morinda have been identified by Chinese scientists as being two sugars, the sugar inulin and the nystose along with succinic acid - these compounds are created in the body from simpler sugars. Brain receptor sites is affected and opened up by the compound xeronine found in morinda, the opening of these sites permits the brain to receive more of the happy hormone endorphin - the reception of this hormone in the receptors induces a feeling of well being to the person. The remedies made from the morinda are used in the treatment of all kinds of menstrual problems affecting women. The morinda based remedies helps in correcting the irregular menstrual periods affecting some women. While the traditional Chinese system of medicine or (TCM) has seen the use of morinda based remedies over 2,000 years in treating such conditions - there is still no verifiable research which gives scientific approval to such uses of the herb. Chinese medicine practitioners usually prescribe the remedies made from the herb to women affected by cold or pain in the pelvic region or the back, the remedy is also given to patients suffering from frequent bouts of urination or the urinary incontinence affecting the patients. The remedy is also used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. The pain and swelling occurring as a result of this condition is said to be soothed down by the morinda, the herb also aids in clearing away other inflammatory conditions and at the same time also strengthens the weakened bones and ligaments of patients. Patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis who have used this morinda based remedy have also reported that it induces a quick increase in the ability of the person to walk.
Remedies made from the morinda are available in the form of capsules and in herbal tea form as well. The dosage suggested for the capsule form of morinda, is to take the capsules along with the meals thrice a day during the treatment period. The herbal actions of the morinda in the body take time and results are slow to show. A continuous dosage for the time of 6 to 8 weeks is necessary for the results to become apparent. If there is dribbling during urination or some difficulty with urine, then the advise of the TCM practitioners is to avoid the use of the herb altogether.