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(Turnera aphrodisiaca)Damiana was named ‘mizib-coc’  by the Mayan Indians of the Yucatan. Mizib-coc means ‘plant for asthma.’ The herb’s reputation for arousing sexual desire is noted by the second part of its botanical name ‘aphrodisiaca.’ Traditional uses of Damiana include nervousness, fatigue, hormone imbalance, female disorders, and for increasing sexual function. It is used most often for treating female disorders such as menopause and to strengthen the reproductive organs. It has been found to help with infertility in both males and females, by strengthening the egg in the female and increasing the sperm count in the male. Damiana helps to revitalize the body when in a state of exhaustion. It can also be found in some cough formulas and is used to treat colds and flu and to stimulate the central nervous system. It is also a great alterative for the brain. Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Damiana may provide relief from: • Aphrodisiac• Emphysema• Hormone Imbalances• Loss of Vitality/Exhaustion• Infertility/Impotency             • Prostate Inflammation


  • Properties: Alterative, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Nervine, Stimulant, Purgative (gentle) Primary nutrients: Calcium, potassium, protein, selenium, sodium, Vitamins A, C, and B-complex, zinc
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