Damiana (Latin name: Turnera Diffusa) belongs to the Passifloraceae family. It is found mainly in America and especially in Texas, Mexico, and the Caribbean in the form of shrubs. It blooms from July to August and is collected when it blooms. It has yellow flowers and fragrant leaves. Its leaves have a bitter taste.
Health Benefits and Uses
Even before writing, damiana was used as a medicinal plant. In fact, as soon as the Spanish crossed the Atlantic, they realized that the indigenous peoples had been using it as an aphrodisiac and bladder tonic for centuries.
The consumption of damiana is limited to the consumption of its leaves. It is used to improve digestion and as an alternative way to combat mild depression and general nervous system stimulation. It has a tonic effect as it “lifts” the spirits.
- Leaves lightly crusted
It must not be consumed by people with liver problems, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women. In high doses, it can even cause hallucinations.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.