Tincture of Damiana (Turnera diffusa) 1:3 60%
Turnera diffusa, organic grain alcohol
Daily adult dose: 7.5 - 15ml three times a day.
Avoid during pregnancy due to potential hormonal activity.
Common name: Damiana, Mexican holly, Old Woman's Broom
Part used: Leaves
Habitat: A shrub growing to 1-2m tall with serrate aromatic leaves 10-25cm in size, native to Mexico, California, Central America, the Caribbean and some areas of Soouth America.
Folklore and History: Although Daminana has become famous as an aphrodisiac, Mexican families have long used Daminana as their 'normal tea' for the whole household and is generally regarded as a lifelong tonic.
Constituents: Apigenin, tannins, resin, essential oil containing alpha-pinene, p-cymene, 1,8-cineol, arbutin, beta-sitosterol
Actions: General tonic, aphrodisiac, nervine tonic, possibly adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, digestive tonic, aromatase inhibitor and anti-progesterogenic activity which may increase testosterone levels in some individuals, shown in research to be cytotoxic to certain breast cancer cell lines, mild urinary antiseptic.
Traditional and current uses:
• Orchitis, prostate hypertrophy
• Anxiety, low mood or listlessness
•Low libido or sexual anxiety
• Low mood with physical weakness
• Mild gastric upset or anxiety, nervous dyspepsia
• Mild genito-urinary inflammation
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