Damiana, turnera diffusa

Damiana (Tincture at 1:1, 45% solvency rate)Mayans used it as an aphrodisiacs

  • The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like odor somewhat like chamomile due to an oil present in the plant.
  • The leaves have traditionally been made into a tea and incense which was used by native people of Central and South America for its relaxing effects.
  • Spanish missionaries first recorded that the Mexican Indians drank Damiana tea mixed with sugar for use as an aphrodisiac.
  • Native to North American, dry arid soils and found growing as Texas.
  • Treats low libido, urinary and vaginal infections and menstrual problems.
  • Men it is used for impotence, premature ejaculations, prostrate complaints.
  • Women it is used for low libido, urinary and vaginal infections along with menstrual problems.
  • Damiana is combined with saw palmetto in formulas that treat impotency or problems of the prostrate
  • Contains alkaloids similar to caffeine that have stimulating effects, alkaloids stimulate blood flow and increase sensitivity.  Damiana contains a mildly irritating oil that stimulation the genital tract.  It also regulates hormonal activity and calms the nerves.  Some people experience a mild euphoria.
  • Damiana is used to tone, balance, and strengthen the central nervous system and for emotional stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Combined with Ginseng and Ginkgo, for women over 55, university of Hawaii 72% expressed increased sexual desire.

Contraindications: Damiana has demonstrated mild hypoglycemic effects in animals. Persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia should use this plant with caution, as blood sugar levels should be monitored accordingly for this possible effect.  Damiana has a traditional use as an abortive and is contraindicated during pregnancy.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Leandro
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 15:35:47

    Where can I find these flowers or seeds?


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