Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Damiana
Botanical Name   Turnera aphrodisiaca or turnera diffusa
System Affected   Sexual impotence, fertility, aphrodisiac, nerves
Properties   sexual impotency and fertility, both male and female. Strengthens reproductive organs. Helps with menopause, hot flashes Intestines, kidney (increased urine flow) tonic for nervous system, headaches, mild paralysis
Description   leaf of small shrub/tree
Origin   southwest U.S.
Notes    
Toxicity   none
Dosage   1tsp ground leaf to 1 cup water; 1tbl 2Xs/day

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