Damiana, also known as Turnera diffusa is a very flavorful dessert herb, mostly used in herbal medicine in Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. Damiana is commonly ingested by smoking the leaves and stems, which are indicated for: increase sexual desire, contend with depression, asthma, increase weight loss, cough-suppressant; along with many other benefits
Damiana has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world. It is thought to act as an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, tonic, diuretic, cough-suppressant, and mild laxative. It has been used for such conditions as depression, anxiety, sexual inadequacy, debilitation, bed-wetting, menstrual irregularities, gastric ulcers, and constipation. In Mexico, the plant also is used for asthma, bronchitis, neurosis, diabetes, dysentery, dyspepsia, headaches, paralysis, nephrosis, spermatorrhea, stomachache, and syphilis. Damiana first was recorded with aphrodisiac effects in scientific literature over 100 years ago.
From 1888 to 1947 damiana leaf and damiana elixirs were listed in the National Formulary in the United States. For more than a century damiana’s use has been associated with improving sexual function in both males and females. Dr. James Balch reports in his book Prescription for Nutritional Healing that damiana “relieves headaches, controls bed-wetting, and stimulates muscular contractions of the intestinal tract. . . .” The leaves are used in Germany to relieve excess mental activity and nervous debility, and as a tonic for the hormonal and central nervous systems. E. F. Steinmetz states that in Holland, damiana is renowned for its sexual-enhancing qualities and its positive effects on the reproductive organs. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia cites indications for the use of damiana for “anxiety neurosis with a predominant sexual factor, depression, nervous dyspepsia, atonic constipation, and coital inadequacy.
Damiana is part of medicinal plants that belong to the family of adaptogenic herbs familiar term in herbal medicine in China, India and the East Asian countries. The adaptogenic plant helps boost mental and physical endurance, work to improve the body`s adaptation to changing conditions and enable it to avoid a collapse point as a result of life stress. The relaxing effects of the Damiana plant are said to be similar to the initial relaxation of smoking marijuana, but Damiana is legal in most places.
Damiana leaf can improve your sex life
For more than a century damiana leaf has been associated with improving sexual function in both males and females. Damiana first was recorded with aphrodisiac effects in the scientific literature over 100 years ago.
A Spanish missionary first reported that the Mexican Indians made a drink from the damiana leaf, added sugar, and drank it for its purported power to enhance lovemaking.
In women, the damiana is known to increase the female libido. In men, the damiana is known to increase the amount of blood flow to the genitals, thus making it the perfect natural medicine for impotence.
For both damiana herbs increased the duration of love time.
Damiana leaf is well known in southwestern cultures as a sexuality tonic and is recommended by many herbalist.
Damiana is one of the safest and effective herbs for general wellbeing, health, and enjoyment.
The secrets of Damiana leaf in medicine
Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is a nerve tonic which also has a restorative (adaptogenic) property. It has a calming effect in cases of mild depression. Damiana contains flavonoids that act on benzodiazepine and GABA receptors. It exhibits anxiolytic activity, muscle\nerves relaxation and calming stressful thoughts.
Moreover, Damiana is great medicine, particularly in periods of overwork. Damiana boosts and maintains mental and physical stamina, helps with worry, agitation, neurosis, and paranoia, and also has been used to treat disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Damiana contribute to weight loss. A study conducted in Denmark noted that damiana leaves have the capability of inducing appetite suppression and increasing thermogenic effects. Thermogenic effects relate to the way that your metabolism functions, which directly impacts your metabolic rate.
3 ways you can enjoy damiana leaf:
Damiana is often smoked to relieve nervous tension or made into a tea in order to obtain a legal high like that of marijuana, but milder.
Damiana Tincture 4:1 8-10 drops no more than twice a day.
The drinking of Damiana tea easily replaces alcohol for social occasions and many have reported that they desire less alcohol after drinking damiana
Although damiana seems to be safe when used in small to moderate amounts, high doses have been associated with certain side effects include changes in blood sugar.
The best way to use damiana is to smoke only a few hits, or add 8-10 drops of the tincture to your favorite herb tea or non alcoholic beverage, or make a cup of Damiana tea with a half teaspoon of dried leaves in a mug of hot water, steep 10 minutes.