Why these ancient aztec rituals help support breast health?

Why these ancient aztec rituals help support breast health?

As we are reminded throughout 2020 that we are all in this together, our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer has had profuse effects on women around us, and we have all known powerful women who have fought this epidemic in their lifetime. I have known quite a few of courageous hearts that have battled through breast cancer, including my Abuela. She was a survivor of Breast Cancer and was able to past down her ancient practices and traditions in using a revelational herb that grows all around here in Baja, this herb is called Damiana. 


Women have used Damiana over centuries for many aspects of their healing journey throughout life. Damiana, also known as the old women´s broom, is an ancient adaptogen used widely in Mexico and Central America, long beloved for its immune-supporting, libido-enhancing, relaxing, invigorating and fertility-boosting qualities. Not only is this fine herbal used for PMS, Female stimulation, menstrual problems, urinary infections, and frigidity, but can also help support your passage of prevention. How, you ask? Great question, There are multiple ways to use Damiana and today I will guide you on how to adopt this herb into your everyday lifestyle.  


First, we have to talk about the prevention of Breast Cancer and the simple task women all around can do daily, and that is massaging your beautiful mammary glands. Breast massages may help detect breast cancer, possibly as a form of self-examination. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists report that 71% of breast cancer cases in women under 50 are found during breast self-examinations. Early diagnosis of breast cancer can lead to a better outcome — it provides more opportunity for treatment before the cancer spreads far. When breast cancer is localized, most people have a 99% chance of living after the initial diagnosis. 

Massaging oils come in handy for this technique and if you are doing this at least twice a week, recommended by the National Breast Cancer Organization, you need to make sure you are using quality organic massage oils. 

Flor De Amor’s  Damiana Nectar – Botanical Body. Breast and Intimacy Oil is made of 7 wildcrafted plant-based oils and essences, including Damiana, Ylang Ylang, Rose Otto and Vanilla. In addition to providing a soothing application with aromatic self-healing properties, there has also been a clinical study reported that the components in Damiana bound to progesterone receptors in cultured human breast cancer cells, leading researchers to surmise that it had a neutral or anti-estrogenic activity! Evoke and evolve your femininity with massage oil after your bath and enhance these techniques to your self-care routine. 

Damiana is a blissful and versatile herb, throughout my Abuela’s journey. She would use Damiana tea has one of her weapons in her fight against Breast Cancer. Damiana is one of the best herbs for the mood, the nervous system and the reproductive system! It has a calming, euphoric effect which can help with the acceptance and disruption of this ghastliness disease. My family most often smoked the herb or drank the tea using Flor De Amor’s Herbal Organic Tea & Smoke for Stress & Sleep Support. We find our self in a more open and relaxed state of mind when self-healing. It’s simply one of our favorite herbs to gear our body and mind to the happy, peacefulness which can help when you are in a state of anxiety or depression. Our site also has a collection of other Damiana  products including Muah! Mood Uplifting Stress Supporting Damiana Edibles to help you along your journey.

Damiana is an ancient herbal ally to integrate into your breast health routine, because of its many hormonal balancing benefits. We are reminded for the next 31 days women everywhere are fighting this fight and these survivors are reminded we, as women, are here to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. We wear our pink ribbon proudly and remind them they are She-ro! who combines assertiveness, optimism, femininity and sexuality, despite the effects of treatment!

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