$7.50 – $21.51
Country of Origin: Mexico
Grade: 1st Grade
Manufacturing Type: Field Grown, Sundried
Cup Characteristics: A slightly sweet taste with a mellow finish.
Infusion: Medium green infusion
Ingredients: Damiana leaf
Description: Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in Mexico. Damiana was recorded to be used as an aphrodisiac in the ancient Mayan civilization, as well as for “giddiness and loss of balance”. A Spanish missionary first reported that the Mexican Indians made a drink from the Damiana leaves, added sugar and drank it for its purported power to enhance lovemaking.
Damiana has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world. It is thought to act as an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, tonic, diuretic, cough suppressant, and mild laxative. It has been used for such conditions as depression, anxiety, sexual inadequacy, debilitation, bed wetting, menstrual irregularities, gastric ulcers and constipation. In Mexico, the plant is used for asthma, bronchitis, neurosis, diabetes, dysentery, dyspepsia, headaches, paralysis, nephrosis, spermatorrhea, stomach ache, and syphilis. Damiana first was recorded with aphrodisiac effects in scientific literature over 100 years ago.
From 1888 to 1947 damiana leaf and damiana elixirs were listed in the National formulary in the United States. For more than a century damiana’s use has been associated with improving sexual function in both males and females. The leaves are used in Germany to relieve excess mental activity and nervous debility, and as a tonic for the hormonal and central nervous systems. E.F.Steinmetz states that in Holland, damiana is renowned for its sexual enhancing qualities and its positive effects on the reproductive organs. The British Herbal pharmacopoeia cites indications for the use of damiana for anxiety neurosis with a predominant sexual factor, depression, nervous dyspepsia, atonic constipation, and coital inadequacy.
Damiana is a commonly added ingredient to smoking and herbal tea blends. when smoked or drunk as a tea it has a relaxing effect.
With all this goodness why shouldn’t you have Damiana daily.
Hot Brewing Method: Use 1 heaping teaspoon of Damiana per one cup of water and place this into your teapot. Pour boiling water into pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain as you pour into your cup and savour one of nature’s best offerings!
Cold Brewing Method: Put 6 teaspoons Damiana leaves into a 5-6 cup teapot. Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain and pour gently into your pitcher. If you wish, you can add ice into the pitcher or pour over ice into a tall glass. For a terrific taste add some honey.
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