Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa
Common Names: Damiane, oreganillo, Mexican holly
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Historically prepared as a tea, Damiana has a wide array of benefits which include treatment of headache, bed-wetting, depression, nervous stomach, and constipation. It is also used for prevention and treatment of sexual problems, used as an aphrodesiac, as well as maintaining mental and physical stamina. (1)
Damiana leaf, also known as Tumera diffusa, is part of the species Turneraceae, which is composed mainly of tropical shrubs, of which Tumera diffusa is one. Some of its common names include Mexican holly and oreganillo. Tumera diffusa is ordinarily found growing in warm climates such as those found in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our current supplier for these fantastic herbs is in Mexico. The shrub also produces small yellow fragrant flowers during the summer months.
Damiana is regarded as extremely safe and able to be used by all ages as well as during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Too much of anything can cause adverse reactions though so it should be noted that taking especially large amounts with the erroneous belief that ‘more is better’ will not only not give any further benefit but will probably cause your body to reject the herb so you feel an aversion to it. (2)