Damiana – The Passion Herb
Anyone who is in a relationship may want to pay special attention to the herb damiana (Turnera diffusa). This is truly an aphrodisiac herb.
Damiana is a shrub native to the northern parts of South America, Central America.
It also grows wild in Texas and Southern California. This herb likewise grows wild in Africa, mostly in the country of Namibia.
This herb has beautiful, small yellow flowers. The shrub can grow up to two meters (six feet) high.
It comes as no surprise that this plant will thrive in full sun and dry soil.
The parts used are the leaves (and often the stems). The leaves are picked when the plant is in blossom.
Damiana – The Love Herb
Damiana has been known as a powerful aphrodisiac herb for centuries.
Damiana has been used to help men in distress due to impotence once again enjoy sexuality with their sweetheart.
This herb is also used by women to increase the joys of their erotic experiences. It is said it has the extra benefit of easing premenstrual discomforts.
Many women claim this herb helps them get through menopause with less agony.
In Mexico damiana has been used as an aphrodisiac herb since the time when the Aztecs ruled the country.
It is best known as the herb which will help enhance the love life. There are other benefits to using damiana.
Many use it as a tonic to calm the nerves. It seems to help many relax which obviously can be beneficially in quite a number of other situations other than sexual encounters.
It is used for people with poor appetite.
Damiana is used as a tea. Use about two to four tablespoons dried damiana leaves per one cup of water.
The leaves need to be boiled for about five minutes. Strain and enjoy your tea.
Damiana is great to use as a tincture. About 30 g (1 oz.) mixed with half bottle vodka may be a good blend. Let it sit for a few weeks.
Some use damiana as an incense. In Mexico you may find liquor which contains damiana.
Some report that damiana is best used in combination with serenoa.
Safety and Warnings
Damiana as a natural herb on its own is considered safe to use.
The problems occur when people start blending other suspect (and often illegal) elements with damiana for the purpose of getting a stronger effect or getting high. That is when it starts to get dangerous.
Warning: If you plan on using damiana be very careful who you purchase the herb from. There have been far too many reports of commercial producers and suspect sellers blending other substances with damiana.
Some scandals will mark the package as 100% damiana when they actually have mixed in some synthetic substances which could cause unwanted side effects. Do extensive research on the product before buying.
You are taking a risk if you purchase damiana from sellers who are not completely trustworthy.
Children should never consume damiana. This is an herb strictly for adults.