Damiana

Turnera aphrodisiaca or diffusa

Folk names: Old Woman's Broom

Quiets Inner Doubts and Voices

When we need to meditate or go into trance, Damiana is there to aid us in the quieting the voices that impede our practice.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-Catarrhal

  • Antidepressant 

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Anxiolytic

  • Aphrodisiac

  • Astringent

  • Diuretic

  • Hormonal Stabalizer

  • Nervine

  • Reproductive Tonic

  • Stimulant

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin 

is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars
Element: Water, Fire
Gender: Masculine

Chakra: Sacral

Holidays: Beltane (Celtic, Pagan, Wiccan)

Parts Used:

  • Leaves

  • Stems

Taste:

  • Astringent

  • Bitter (Mild)

  • Pungent

Energy:

  • Warming

  • Pungent

  • Drying

Applications:​

  • Teas

  • Tinctures

​Magical Uses

  • Attracting Love or Sex

  • Divination

  • Energy Balancing

  • Fertility

  • Intuition

  • Love

  • Lucid Dreaming

  • Lust

  • Meditation

  • Psychic Ability

  • Relaxation

  • Relationship Rejuvenation or Restorative

Warning: Pregnancy

Avoid while pregnant or nursing.