Damiana Fact Sheet

(Turnera diffusa)


This herb is renowned as an aphrodisiac throughout the world. It works because it enhances the action of testosterone.

It is also an anti-depressant and mood enhancer. It has been used as a food additive in sweets, baked goods, and liqueurs, and has even been smoked.  Some contemporary herbalists think Damiana has no medicinal benefits, others believe it benefits the nervous and endocrine systems. It is prescribed to reduce anxiety, depression.

Damiana may also benefit the urinary tract and genitalia area.

How It May Benefit You...

  • laxative

  • brings oxygen to the genital area

  • aphrodisiac

  • remedies sexual and hormonal problems

  • mood enhancer

  • anti-depressant

  • impotence and prostate troubles.


Too much Damiana can cause insomnia and headaches. Do not use if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.  See your herbalist or naturopath for advice.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Damiana is available in tinctures and capsules.



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