Turnera diffusa

Damiana - Turnera diffusa (in the Turneraceae family)

Parts used: Aerial parts.

Taste/smell: Slightly bitter, resinous, flowery taste.

Dosage: Infusion: 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of water; or 1:4 dry strength liquid extract: 10-30 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Aphrodisiac, (b) Stimulating nervine or spinal trophorestorative.

Damiana is beneficial for an inability or disinterest in sexual performance.

Contraindications: It is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.