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Damiana Leaf Wildcrafted – Turnera diffusa


Damiana is a small deciduous shrub that grows in dry, sunfilled areas like the American Southwest andd Mexico. While it is not typically used in culinary except as a tea, it has been used in theraputic liquers.

In magical traditions, it is burned to inspire visions.

Other Names: Turnera

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Latin: Tuners diffusa

Family: Turneraceae

Country of Origin: Mexico

Actions: Antidepressant, alterative, anti-inflammatory, aperient, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, hormone regulator, laxative, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, urinary antiseptic, yang tonic

Energetics: Moistening, cooling, bitter, sweet and salty

Precautions: Generally safe, but avoid during pregnancy and if you have a urinary tract disease. Also long term use and large doses have been known to act as a laxative and may affect the body’s ability to assimilate iron.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.

References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars

Additional information

Weight N/A

1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz.

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