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DAMIANA
Turnera diffusa

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Asthma, impotence, tonic, depression; to increase performance ...

Description

Composition :
100% Turnera diffusa herba - 250 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is a shrub in the Passion Flower family (Passifloraceae), native to southwestern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. It grows 1-2 meters (3-6ft) high with many branches and bears aromatic, serrate leaves that are 10 – 25 cm (4-10in) long. Small yellow flowers bloom in summer which are followed by small fruits with a sweet smell and fig-like flavor.

Bio-active ingredients of Damiana include: albuminoids, alpha-copaene, alpha-pinene, arbutin, barterin, beta-pinene, beta-sitosterol, calamenene, caoutchouc, chlorophyll, 1,8-cineol, cymene, cymol, damianin (a bittern), essential oil, gamma-cadinene, gonzalitosin-i, hexacosanol-1, luteolin, quinovopyranosides, tanning agents, tetraphyllin b, thymol, triacontane, and trimethoxyflavones. These substances have disinfecting, diuretic, tonic, relaxing and nerve-stimulating properties.

Damiana has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world. It is thought to act as a aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, 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.

History: Damiana was recorded to be used as an aphrodisiac in the ancient Mayan civilization, as well as for ‚giddiness and loss of balance‘. A Spanish missionary first reported that the Mexican Indians made a drink from the Damiana leaves, added sugar, and drank it for its purported power to enhance lovemaking.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water. Damiana is often taken in combination with Ginseng (Panax Ginseng), Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Propolis (Propoli).

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