DAMIANA (Turnera aphrodisiaca)
Damiana was named ‘mizib-coc’ by the Mayan Indians of the Yucatan. It means ‘plant for asthma,’ and they used it for lung disorders, dizziness, vertigo, and as a general body cleanser. However, the herb’s reputation for also arousing sexual desire is noted by the second part of its botanical name, ‘aphrodisiac.’ Damiana is known as a sexual rejuvenator where there is loss of vitality of the sexual organs. Damiana has also been recommended for increasing sperm count in men. For women, it has been found to strengthen the reproductive organs and helps with menopause, by controlling and reducing hot flashes. It is one of the herbs of choice for helping with sexual impotency and infertility with both males and females. Damiana is a laxative for children. It also has been used in cough preparations, as it helps to relieve cold and flu symptoms and acts as a stimulant for the Central Nervous System.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Damiana can provide relief for: • Impotency/Sex Drive • Hormone Imbalances (male and female) • Hot Flashes/PMS/Menopause • Prostate (inflammation of) • Emphysema/Bronchitis/Lung Disorders • Dizziness/Vertigo