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Organic Damiana

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A shrub native to southern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. It belongs to the family Passifloraceae.

Damiana is a relatively small, woody shrub that produces small, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in early to late summer and is followed by fruits that taste similar to figs. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like odor somewhat like chamomile, due to the essential oils present in the plant.

Damiana can refer to two closely related species that are popularly known for their uses for various health conditions: Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca.

Its leaves are considered to be the most important part of the plant because of their various homeopathic uses such as for anxiety and as a tincture for nervous system disorders. According to studies, the leaves contain various flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins and other compounds. This explains how this herb can positively affect the human body.

It is most commonly known due to its stimulant, aphrodisiac and nerve tonic properties. Studies today are now focusing on the other health benefits of damiana and how it can function as a potential stress aid for people who suffer from anxiety and depression.

In fact, it’s been deemed as a “love potion” in Mexico. A 2009 animal study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology identified the effect of damiana extract on sexually exhausted rats. The flavonoids in the plant were found to have pro-sexual effects and significantly reduced post-ejaculatory intervals.

While it is often used for this function, the damiana plant is not limited to its effects on sexual health.

The plant functions as a nervous system relaxant. It can be used as a tonic to restore the nervous system, mostly because of its thymol content, which has both antiseptic and restorative properties.

While it’s not yet used as a primary alternative for the treatment of depression, it has been observed to improve the emotional state of people affected by this condition.11 In a 2008 study, damiana was also found to contain high levels of apigenin, a compound responsible for reducing anxiety.

Damiana has been recommended to help ease delayed menstruation, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. It may also help with the usual symptoms, including acne breakouts and headaches.

Damiana has tonic properties that act as an appetite stimulant and may help improve digestion.

Damiana has both diuretic and antiseptic properties, which may help combat urinary tract infections like urethritis and cystitis. It also contains arbutin, which is transformed into hydroquinone, in the body. Hydroquinone acts as an antiseptic as well.

Three of the commonly used damiana products are leaf infusions, tinctures and damiana tablets.

Considering that people have differing sensitivities and levels of tolerance to herbal supplements, it would be a good idea to consult a physician for the right dosages. We use quite small amounts in each capsule.