Simple Herbal Extracts | Damiana


Damiana Extract

Botanical Name

Turnera diffusa

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Damiana has an interesting history. It has long been used for supposed aphrodesiac properties. It is not an aphrodesiac, but is a mild antidepressant and carminative used for flatulence, dyspepsia, biliousness and mild depression with loss of libido. It is also of benefit for “stagnant” depression along with Lavender and Basil.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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