Damiana Herb, tincture - 2oz (59.15ml)

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Latin (botanical) name: Turnera diffusa

Common names: Herba de la Pastora, Mexican Damiana, Old Woman's Broom, Rosemary

Plant Description: Damiana comes from a small shrub which has pale green leaves and yellow flowers that grow in the leaf axils. The small leaves are alternate or in bunches with serrate margins, and the underside is covered with pale hairs. They have a strong aroma somewhat like chamomile, and taste somewhat bitter and resinous. The fruits are small tripartite, slightly curved capsules. Preferring hot, humid climates, Damiana is native to Texas, Mexico and Central America.

Dosage: 30-60 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.

Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.

Efficacy Studies & Other Clinical Data:
  • Herbal Treatment (including Damiana) in HIV and AIDS
  • In the German scientific magazine Psychopharmacology was a report titled "Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual behavior of male rats." This discussed a study conducted at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology Section, Univ. of Modena, Italy, in which the authors reported that "Sexually potent and sexually sluggish/impotent male rats were treated orally with different amounts of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata fluid extracts (0.25, 0.50, 1.0 ml/kg). While having no effect on the copulatory behavior of sexually potent rats, both plant extracts--singly or in combination--improved the copulatory performance of sexually sluggish/impotent rats. The highest dose of either extract (1 ml/kg) (as well as the combination of 0.5 ml/kg of each extract) increased the percentage of rats achieving ejaculation and significantly reduced mount, intromission and ejaculation latencies, post-ejaculatory interval and intercopulatory interval. Neither extract affected locomotor activity. These results seem to support the folk reputation of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata as sexual stimulants."
Helpful Links:
  • Laurus Health Press Releases
  • Drug Digest - Herbs and Supplements (Damiana)
  • Supplement Watch - Damiana
  • Urology Channel - Erectile Dysfunction
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