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Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult. var. diffusa
1 ounce

Damiana has been used historically as a mild purgative, a tonic and a diuretic. Damiana acts directly on the reproductive organs and is also a stimulant.

Damiana has been used in Mexico and southward to Central and South America since the times of the ancient Aztec, and is still quite popular today. Although its effect on sexual desire was its primary use across cultures, it was also valued as a nerve relaxant, digestive stimulant, mood enhancer, and simply an enjoyable beverage that was given to children. In more recent times it has been used as an herbal smoke, often combined with other herbs, and a liqueur.

Note: We are unable to ship this product to Louisiana.

This desire eliciting herb invites the mind to relax and go with the flow. It helps those that are too "in their head" to re-establish a connection with their more sensual side. The leaves are used to "relieve excess mental activity and nervous debility" in Germany, and the Dutch are quite aware of this plant's ability to enhance desire.

Damiana's medicinal properties serve to uplift the spirit, improve digestion, relax the nervous system and to stimulate menstrual flow. Some scientific studies are investigating damiana to see if all of these reports are grounded in any kind of pharmacologic or phytochemical reality.

Laboratory-made, synthetic cannabinoids are added to herbal mixtures often containing damiana and sold in states where cannabis remains illegal. These fake cannabis products are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

Typical Preparations:

Commonly the dried leaf and stem is used as a tea, tincture, in herbal smoking blends, or powdered and encapsulated, and is also infused in alcohol to make liqueurs or cordials. A fresh plant tincture of leaf and stem may be made as well.


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 February, 2016.

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