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Damiana Leaf C/S 1oz

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Damiana Leaf C/S 1oz

Damiana is a flowering shrub with aromatic leaves. A native of Mexico, Central America, and the Southwest, it has long been used to make lovers’ teas, flavored wines and cordials.
Botanical name: Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult. var. aphrodisiaca

Botanical Family: Turneraceae

Common name: damiana

Synonyms: Turnera aphrodisiaca, Mexican damiana, hierba de la pastora

damiana sourceThe Plant: Damiana was used among early Mayans and ancient Aztecs. The fragrant leaves were made into a sweetened beverage that was enjoyed before lovemaking. It continues to be valued in the Southwest and in Central America as a libido restorative for both men and women. Damiana was also used as a folk remedy for various complaints and was listed in the U.S. national formulary until 1947. Damiana is a small shrub, three to four feet in height, native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. It loves sun and warmth and needs a well-drained soil. The light green leaves are toothed, and the yellow flowers appear in summer, followed by small, aromatic fruits. The leaves are harvested just before or during flowering.

Constituents of Note: Damiana contains up to 1% essential oil, flavonoids, about 14% resins, glycosides and 3 to 4% tannins. It also contains a cyanogenic glycoside.

Quality: Damiana leaves are light grey-green and have serrated edges. The stems, which should be small and present at levels of 15% or less, are reddish-brown to reddish-grey. The aroma of damiana is somewhat camphor-like and sweet, and the flavor is bitter, aromatic, slightly pungent, and earthy.

Regulatory Status: GRAS (Title 21 172.510), Dietary Supplement

Did you know? In and around Guadalajara, the leaves of damiana herb are used to flavor a liqueur called damiana. Damiana leaves are used as a flavoring in other alcoholic beverages and teas in Mexico.

Did you know? In and around Guadalajara, the leaves of damiana herb are used to flavor a liqueur called damiana. Damiana leaves are used as a flavoring in other alcoholic beverages and teas in Mexico.

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Weight 0.0625 oz

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