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Damiana # / Tunera difussa/ aphrodisica


Family:

Turneraceae

Genus:

Tunera

Species:

difussa/ aphrodisica

Folk / Common Names:

Actions:

Anti depressant, Aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, nervine, nerve tonic
stimulant, stomachic.

Part(s) Used:

Leaf

Constituents:

Essential oil (.5 - 1 %) containing thymol, alpha-coaene, 8-carinene, clamene, 1,8 cineole, alpha and beta pinenes and calamenene, cineol, cymol, arbutin, cymene, cadinene, copaenen.
Alkaloids, bittersubstance called damianin, flavonoids- 5-hydroxy -7,3',4- trimetoxyflavone, cynogenic glycosides, tannins, resin.
the hydroquinone arbutin. tetraphylline B

Uses:

Damiana is an excellent nerve tonic and is also used as a male aphrodisiac. It is very useful for anxiety and depression. I mainly use it for males, though I do use it for women with low libido's
In Ayurveda it is said to increasePitta, balance Vatta and decrease Kapha.
In combination with Oats, Lions Mane and Horsetailit helps strengthen the nervous system and repair nerve tissue damage.

It can be smoked as a substitute for marijuana .

Majikal Uses:

It is used in Lust spells and burned to produce visions. The element is fire.

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