Damiana Leaf (Turnera diffusa)
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Old Woman's Broom
PLANT FAMILY: Passifloraceae
PART(S) USED: Dried leaf
OVERVIEW: Damiana Leaf (Turnera diffusa) is a woody shrub with small green leaves and aromatic, yellow flowers. Its range extends from Southern Texas to South America and east to the Caribbean. Damiana is known for its healthful properties and amorous spirit.
TRADITIONAL USES: Damiana has been traditionally used to aid digestion, but has also been used as an aphrodisiac. Dried damiana leaf can be brewed into a tea, made into a tincture, and used in herbal smoking blends. Damiana leaves are often infused in alcohol to make liqueurs or cordials. Damiana should only be used in food or medicinal amounts when taken orally.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Consult a healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are diabetic, or are on any medications (especially those for diabetes). Discontinue use two weeks prior to any surgery.
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
HEALTH CANADA REFERENCE: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredReq.do?id=12421&lang=eng