Damiana Leaf (Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted)
Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult. var. diffusa
Plant Family: Turneraceae
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.2,3 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.3,4
Bitter digestive stimulant, mild purgative, diuretic, tonic (for the nervous and reproductive system) hypochondriastic (quelling hypochondria),5 laxative, stimulant,9 nervine, emmenagogue, astringent, expectorant,2,10 urinary antiseptic
USES AND 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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*