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Damiana - Turnera diffusaDamiana is a popular aphrodisiac for men. It is also used to enhance orgasm in women, and for asthma, depression, digestive problems, and menstrual disorders.
While scientists have found inconclusive data on Damiana, it has recently been shown that a chemical essential to the plant's structure, damianin, has relaxing effects on the central nervous system.
Often used for: depression, headache, impotence, menopause, migraine, stomach ache, colds, flu, strengthening the hormonal & nervous systems, regulation of female cycle, urinary problems, nervousness, hypertension.
Damiana has a long history of use in the traditional herbalism of South America, the Caribbean, and Europe- most notably for its legendary ability to increase sexual desire. Currently, this centuries-old botanical is synonymous with rejuvenating male & female libido, either by itself or especially in combination with Muira Puama. In addition to revitalizing reproductive and sexual functions, Damiana is a valuable herb for energy and gently strengthening nervous system functions.
A small shrub; leaves smooth and pale green on upper side, underneath glabrous, with a few hairs on the ribs, ovolanceolate, shortly petiolate with two small glands at base; flowers yellow, rising singly from axils of the leaves, capsule one-celled splitting into three pieces; smell aromatic, taste characteristic, bitterish, aromatic and resinous.
|Teas of damiana may lower blood sugars, but tinctures do not. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.|