Latin:  Turnera diffusa

Family:  Turneraceae

Parts Used:  leaves

Taste/Energetics:  Bitter, sweet, warming, drying

Properties:  Diuretic, nervous system and reproductive tonic, stimulant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, anxiolytic, stimulant, laxative, astringent, expectorant

Actions:  Native to Mexico, Central America, Texas and parts of Brazil, damiana has had a long history of use by indigenous Mayans, Aztecs and Guarana peoples and has long been revered for its libido enhancing properties.  Because of this history Damiana tends to be thought of as the “sex herb”, which is a pretty limited way of looking at it.  Damiana both relaxes and stimulates the nervous system, bringing a calm but elevated mood.  It improves circulation and digestion, strengthens menstrual flow (for delayed and painful mensutruation) and has antimicrobial properties that are helpful when fighting a bladder or bronchial infection.  It is especially useful for that wet, irritated spasmodic cough with lingering infection.

Though primarily thought of as an herb for men, it has a tonic effect on both men and women’s sexuality, improving libido, impotence and premature ejaculation.  In terms of mental health, it has a marked stimulating and anti-depressant quality that makes it really useful for those who feel lethargic, stuck, depressed, cool and heavy. It helps gently warm and stimulate the system.  It can be helpful for the timid, shy type who has some anxiety around sexual performance.

Dosage:  1-2 tsp infused in hot water for 10 minutes.  As tincture take 1-2 ml – to 2 x/day.

Contraindications:   Avoid large doses of herb  as there have been some cases of convulsions with this herb.  Avoid taking for greater than a week due to concerns of liver damage.

formatting dissertation page numbers in word assignment writing service sydney writing a 5 paragraph essay worksheet get link follow site creative writing undergraduate scotland https://www.lapressclub.org/hypothesis/description-essays-writing/29/ cheap essay writing service uk essay on benefits of technology in banking lisinopril and viagra interactions how to write an essay for scholarship source url https://rainierfruit.com/buy-levitra-professional-online/ 3rd person essay http://belltower.mtaloy.edu/studies/professional-phd-thesis-statement-examples/20/ which works better cialis viagra levitra https://nebraskaortho.com/docmed/dangers-viagra-santg/73/ canada express levitra journal article analysis http://www.cresthavenacademy.org/chapter/custom-essay-paper-writing/26/ home viagra recipe can somebody do my homework experience is the teacher essay a major advantage of case studies is ________. essay grader meme profile essay example on an event http://www.danhostel.org/papers/college-essay-help/11/ essay competetion 2009 calculus help about rainy day essays https://www.cen.edu/notice/essay-on-electricity-breakdown/24/ http://mcorchestra.org/6037-gcse-of-mice-and-men-essay/ Further Reading:  

Damiana monograph by John Uri Lloyd