Damiana Leaf, otherwise known as Turnera Diffusa, is a plant found in parts of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Belonging to the family Passifloraceae, Damiana is a small leaf that has small and aromatic flavors. It’s said to have a strong spice-like odor, similar to Chamomile, which is due to the essential oils present in the leaf. Historically, it was used to increase the sexual desire of individuals as an aphrodisiac.
Damiana is used to treat headaches, depression, stomach issues and constipation. It’s also used for the prevention of sexual problem, boosting mental and physical stamina. The dry leaf and stems are commonly used in teas, tinctures, herbal smoking blends or in a powdered capsule. It has also been infused in alcohol to make liqueurs.