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OUR DAMIANA

A Little about Damiana

Damiana, or (Turnera aphrodisiaca), is a sub-tropical shrub found in the Sonoran Desert that produces small, serrated leaves with yellow, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in late summer, generally after rainfall for a limited time. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like aroma, due to the essential oils present in the plant.

Damiana leaves are revered as an aphrodisiac, and can boost sexual potency/ fertility —and is well known in western herbalism for its toning and adjuvant properties, particularly in mature women.

Traditionally, Damiana has been used in Mexican folkloric medicine as a heart opener, mood lifter, nerve calmer, and anxiety support. We are in awe of its harmonic ability to assist with symptoms that have a sexual component. A multi-dimensional botanical that serves to improve digestion, treat mild asthma and stimulate an ethereal dream life.

Rooted in the indigenous realm, it is believed that the Guaycura in the Baja region of Mexico were the first to use damiana. According to legend, the herb became wore widely distributed when the Guaycura began trading with the Aztecs. Damiana was also highly valued in ancient times by the Mayans, who used the plant in a similar manner to the Aztecs and the Guaycura.