Thursday, December 14

Benefits of Damiana Leaves

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     Damiana leaves are known to boost sexual stimulation in both males and females. It helps a person last longer by increasing their energy level.

     Damiana is a small shrub. It’s a shrub that wouldn’t be left unnoticed because the leaves smell. This shrub is found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, southern California, Mexico, and Central America. The two species of Damiana used in herbal healing are Turnera aphrodisiaca and Turnera diffusa.

     In the past, Damiana has typically been used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, especially if there is a sexual component to them. It has also been used as a general tonic to improve wellness.

     Now, besides what it was used for in the past, Damiana has been used to improve digestion and to treat constipation. This herb has a mild laxative effect when taken in large doses.

     Many herbalists recommend Damiana as a sexuality tonic. It stimulates the intestinal tract, which then brings oxygen to the genital area. It restores libido and desire by increasing the energy levels in both males and females. Damiana restores in women the ability to achieve orgasms.

     The known make-up of Damiana is volatile oil, flavonoids, gonzalitosin, arbutin, tannin, and damianin. It contains essential oils, which are cineol, cymol, pinene. Damiana also contains cyanogenic gylcosides, thymol, and trace amounts of phosphorus.

     Some people have used Damiana leaves to make tea. Those people have claimed that when they drink it as a tea, there is a relaxing effect which is kind of like low doses of cannabis.


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