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Damiana Leaf Powder

  • Damiana Leaf - has been used for sexual, urinary tract and hormonal imbalances. Loss of sexual interest, particularly with genitourinary symptoms and depression. Vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, nocturnal emisssions. Chronic urinary tract infection. Believed to balance hormonal excesses through balancing the pituitary gland, similar to Chaste Berry. PMS, menopausal symptoms. For weakness, depression, debility, nervous exhaustion in general. Not so much for "hyper" types as for those with "depressed" nervous function.
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Product Description

Damiana Leaf, Powder

Also Known As - Turnera diffusa

Organically Grown Harvest - USA 

Overview - Mexican damiana is a small shrub; the long, broad, obovate, toothed, light green damiana leaves have few hairs on the rib; frequented by reddish twigs. Damiana is a small mint-like plant bearing fragrant yellowish-white flowers. Plant has a warm, bitter, camphor-like taste. 

Medicinal Uses - Damiana has been taken as an aphrodisiac since the days of the Mayans and the Aztecs. This unique herb has also been used to treat sterility, impotence, diabetes, asthma, bladder infections and respiratory problems. It has been used to overcome sexual performance anxiety for adults and shyness in teens during puberty. Studies have shown that this herb binds with progesterone receptors in the breast cancer cells.

  • Damiana has also been prescribed for anxiety, depression and disorders of the menstrual cycle like dysmenorrhea, headache, complexion problems, acne and eczema. It can also help regulate the cycle, especially at the start of puberty. It has also been used to strengthen the nervous system. Some people use the herbal remedy during childbirth, to treat alcoholism and anorexia, for general debility, diabetes, nocturia and paralysis.

Other Uses - Damiana is used to flavor a Mexican liqueur by the same name that can be added to drinks like margaritas. It is also used to flavor some foods. It is also used in homeopathy for anxiety, depression, nervousness and to regulate hormones.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Damiana may be combined with oats to make a nerve tonic. It also combines well with Kola or Skullcap.

Parts Used - The leaves of the herb are dried and used medicinally. Leaves are harvested while the plant is flowering and then dried before use.

Precautions - Avoid damiana if you have liver or urinary tract disease. This herb may cause mild indigestion. Excessive use may cause nausea, vomiting and tinnitus. Stop taking if you experience any of these symptoms and see a physician. Pregnant and nursing women should not take this herb. It should not be given to young children. People with diabetes and hypoglycemia should use caution, as it can cause extreme swings in blood sugar levels. It should not be taken on a long-term basis. There are no known drug interactions with this herb.

Damiana is available as tea, capsules and tincture. Take no more than one cup of tea, one dropper-full of tincture or two capsules per day so your liver does not get overburdened.

Disclaimer - These products are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies, LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.


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