Damiana- Our Favourite Herb!

DAMIANA

OUR FAVOURITE HERB!

Turnera aphrodisiaca

Let's face it the name says it all!

Damiana was used by the Aztecs for impotency. Mexican women were also known to use the fragrant leaves in a tea to stimulate love making in their men. The Damiana plant is so important that it has been classified in Mexico as a 'national treasure' and is now a prohibited export as a live plant.Damiana tea affects the psyche, producing a mild emotional uplift that can last for up to one and a half hours or more. A cup of Damiana tea before bed relaxes one for love making and promotes pleasant dreams-most likely erotic within the first seven days.Three-dimensional effect and colour appreciation may also be heightened-certainly your happiness levels are!

Many people have reported that Damiana has changed their lives. Not only is it an aphrodisiac tea, it is also a proven natural antidepressant and an immediate pick-me-up or a calming tonic. It is also useful in weaning smokers off cannabis and/or tobacco. A psychologist friend of the author, noticing that cannabis abuse was manifesting latent schizophrenia, used Damiana in his mull mix, mixing less and less cannabis until he gave up smoking (and schizophrenia) altogether. Damiana tea also seems to restore dreaming in those who lose their dreams because of cannabis use. Damiana as a tea is an excellent tonic for the kidneys, the sexual organs and the nervous system, balancing the hormones as well as the emotions. The effect of this tea is definitely more noticeable when one is feeling down, out of sorts, grumpy, angry or upset; giving one an immediate and natural feeling of well-being. Many have reported Damiana’s assistance in withdrawal from addictive pharmaceutical anti-depressants. Some have never felt the miserable pangs of depression ever again and others say that even the smoking of the wonderful herb Damiana pulls them out of the depths of their depression.

Many women have noticed that symptoms of premenstrual tension (PMT), as well as menopause, disappear with regular use of damiana (i.e. two or three cups per week). Some women claim that it prevents PMT in their menfolk as well! One teaspoon of Damiana herb in a pot of hot water makes quite a fragrant and pleasant tasting tea that everyone will enjoy. The drinking of Damiana tea easily replaces alcohol for social occasions and many have reported that they desire less alcohol after drinking Damiana, hot or cold. We have found that people who have given up cannabis, and even alcohol, enjoy the occasional Damiana tea and/or smoke for its relaxation and happy feelings, three-dimensional effect and colour enhancement, without any side effects and hangover.

For those wishing to experiment with the aphrodisiac side of Damiana, try drinking two cups of boiled Damiana (one tablespoon per cup sweetened with honey) each day for a maximum of two weeks. One 69-year-old man wrote that he enjoyed love making three times each night with his much younger lover and that the drinking of this tea 'made him more attractive to the ladies'. If you still need to be convinced, try making DAMIANA LIQUOR LOVE POTION. It is immediately potent for both sexes (you have been warned!). To make the potion: Soak 25 grams of dried Damiana in 500 mililitres of vodka (or better – tequila!) for five days. Pour off the liquid, strain and preferably filter through a coffee filter paper or even a paper towel. Soak the remaining alcohol-drenched leaves in another 500 mililitres of distilled or spring water for another five days. Pour off the liquids, strain and filter as before. Warm this extract to about 71ºC (do not simmer or boil) and dissolve half to one cup of honey. Combine the alcohol and water extraction. It tastes exquisite and is immediately effective, hot or cold, as over ice is also nice. Try drinking a little each night an hour before bed for heightened love making.

All in all, used appropriately as a pleasant tea or as a smoking medium, damiana is one of the most versatile, safe and effective herbs for general well-being, health and enjoyment Damiana is certainly the best kidney tonic I know and that's why Damiana has many benefits(by the way signs of kidney malfunction are:tiredness in the afternoon,mood swings,lower back pain,depression,stress etc)

Other Medicinal uses for Damiana-The most important are written in CAPS:

ANGER

ANXIETY

Bedwetting

Brain tonic

BRONCHITIS

DEPRESSION (emotions)

DIURETIC

Energy

Exhaustion

Emphysema 

FEMALE PROBLEMS

FERTILITY

Frigidity

HARM REDUCTION OF CANNABIS, ALCOHOL AND/OR

TOBACCO

HORMONE BALANCE

HOT FLASHES

IMPOTENCE

KIDNEY PAIN

LIBIDO

Lower back pain

Male and female hormonal system

Menstrual acne

MENOPAUSE

Mild laxative

Nervousness

Pain

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PREMENSTRUAL TENSION

PROSTATE (especially combined with Saw palmetto)

SEXUAL STIMULANT

Sadness

STRESS

TINNITUS

URINARY ANTISEPTIC

Withdrawal from alcohol, cannabis and/or tobacco

Precautions:

Damiana may increase fertility and libido in men and women, so make sure your family planning is up to scratch! 

Although it is 100% safe some say excessive use over a long period may interfere with iron absorption. But this is just a theory and has never been proven, and besides, you would have to drink bucket loads daily over a long period for this to occur. Nonetheless, Damiana is best used two or three times a week or when  ever the need arises-enjoy!

Damiana is best used two or three times a week or when  ever the need arises-ENJOY THE EXQUISITE AND DELECTABLE TASTE OF DAMIANA NOT ONLY IN OUR YUMMY FOODS AND DELICIOUS DESSERTS BUT ALSO IN OUR WORLD FAMOUS DAMIANA BEER, COCKTAILS AND LIQUEURS!