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COMMON NAME Standardized: damiana
BOTANICAL NAME Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult. var. diffusa
Plant Family: Turneraceae
Damiana turnera diffusa has been used in Mexico, Central America, and South America since the times of the ancient Aztec, and remains quite popular today. Although its noted effect on sexual desire has been its primary traditional use across cultures, it has also been valued as a relaxant, digestive stimulant, mood enhancer, or just an enjoyable beverage that was often given to children.
It can increase testosterone levels by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is beneficial during aging.
Main Properties: Uplifting feeling, strengthens nervous system, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac qualities, reduces cramps
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Home brew ferments (beer, cider, kombucha, herbal wines)
Herbal smoking blends
Encapsulation (great for on the go or travelling)
Infused in alcohol to make liqueurs or cordials
Smoking alternative to tobacco
Vaping: 150°C to 175°C (302°F to 347°F)
For additional libido increase & testosterone boost, add Shilajit to daily supplements.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Raw herbs vs powders:
Although powders are easy to take, the therapeutic effects of herbs are unstable (due to higher light & oxygen exposure) and are likely to be lost in the process of creating powdered herbs.
For production of powders, some companies use harsh chemicals in the soaking solvent that can be unsafe for long term use.
Consuming the entire herb, you get its full spectrum of plant chemicals and active ingredients. All our botanical herbs are air dried to retain all of the plants vital ingredients.