Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
Damiana is obtained from the shrub Turnera diffusa, which is native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Damiana is a small green shrub found throughout Mexico and Central America. Since ancient times, the indigenous peoples of this region have used the bittersweet leaves of damiana as an aphrodisiac.* The traditional use of the plant as an aphrodisiac is clearly represented in the botanical synonym, Turnera aphrodisiaca. Damiana is Mexico's herbal aphrodisiac and it's not only consumed by men; damiana has been used for centuries by Mexican women. They believe that a cup of damiana tea, taken one or two hours before intercourse, helps to immerse them in their passion.*
Damiana is a traditional aphrodisiac of the Mayan people in Central America. Damiana continues to be considered valuable as an aphrodisiac and general tonic, and its stimulant, tonic action also makes it a valuable remedy for helping to lift spirits. Damiana has a strongly aromatic, slightly bitter taste, and the leaves are used in Mexico as a substitute for tea and as a flavoring for liqueurs.
Damiana is traditionally used by the indigenous people of Oaxaca, Mexico who believe that it supports the nervous and hormonal systems.* Drunk as a tea, damiana may be relaxing.*
Only the tops and leaves are harvested while the plant is in flower to assure a high alkaloid content. Damiana contains caffeine and flavonoids.
If using prescription medications, seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using this product. Not to be taken during pregnancy or if breastfeeding. Not for use by persons under the age of 18 years. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.