Damiana Leaf Tea



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Damiana Leaf Tea 2oz Pouch

Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is a low-growing plant with yellow flowers and fragrant leaves.  Damiana is native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This aromatic, flowering herb belongs to the Turneraceae plant family and blossoms in early to late summer.

For centuries, the Mayan Indians of Mexico have used damiana as an aphrodisiac, prescribing it for both men and women.  Damiana’s ancient reputation as an aphrodisiac is reflected in one of its Latin names Turnera aphrodisiaca.

The results of a 2009 ethnopharmacological study by Mexico’s National Institute of Psychiatry support the folk use of damiana as an aphrodisiac. They also point to the herb’s possible therapeutic properties in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. This pro-sexual effect is attributed to the mechanism of action of compounds called flavonoids, which are found in damiana leaf.  Damiana was also valued as a nerve relaxant, digestive stimulant, mood enhancer, and simply an enjoyable beverage. The active compounds present in damiana are tannins, resins, up to 0.9% volatile oils, including calamine, gamma-cadinene, thymol, p-cymene, 1,8-cineole and alpha- and beta-pinene.

Precautions

  • Pregnant and nursing mothers must not consume damiana.
  • Children and infants must not consume damiana.
  • People with liver problems should not consume damiana.
  • Diabetics should be careful when using damiana as it may affect blood sugar levels.
  • In high doses, damiana may cause hallucinations.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking damiana.
  • Because it affects blood glucose, you are recommended not to take damiana within 2 weeks of any planned surgery.
  • If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.
  • Damiana is legal everywhere in the United States except Louisiana.

How to Take Damiana Tea
A general guide is to start with 2-4 grams (g) or less of dried damiana (in tea or in capsule form) with meals, three times a day.  Do not exceed the recommended daily dose as hallucinations have been reported at doses of 200 g.  In addition,  The dried herb can also be sprinkled lightly over salads, soups and cooked vegetables.

    Ingredients: Turnera diffusa

    We do not ship Damiana Tea to Louisiana
    Turnera diffusa leaves are approved for food use as a flavoring agent in the U.S. and appear in the FDA's list of substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), however this plant is considered illegal, and has been since 2005, in Louisiana.

    These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

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