Damiana is a flowering shrub with aromatic leaves. A native of Mexico, Central America, and the Southwest, it has long been used to make lovers' teas, flavored wines and cordials.

Damiana is considered strengthening and tonifying to the nervous system and is often paired with oat straw for this purpose. Damiana is also a yang tonic and a mood elevator, and it's considered balancing to female cycles. As a tea, flavored wine, or cordial, damiana is consumed as an adjunct to lovemaking, a use reflected in its former botanical name, Turnera aphrodisiaca.

To make a warming tea, pour one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of damiana leaf, cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Or for an iced tea, try combining damiana leaves with spearmint leaves, half and half. To make damiana-flavored wine, steep 1/2 cup of damiana leaves in a bottle of wine in the refrigerator for one week. To make a spiced wine, add a teaspoon of cinnamon chips, ginger root pieces, and/or a few whole cloves.

Damiana Leaf, Cut & Sifted

Damiana Leaf
  • Brand: Frontier Bulk
    Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult.
    Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
    Origin: Mexico
    Kosher: Kosher
    Size: 1 lb
    Package: Bulk Bag
    Introduction Date: 1982-12-01

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size 1 tsp (606mg)
    Servings About 748
    Amount per Serving
    Damiana, cut (leaf) 606mg*
    * Daily Value not established.

    Common Name: Damiana Leaf
    Plant Part: Leaf
    Cut: Cut & Sifted
    Bar Code: 0-89836-00549-6
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