Damiana Leaf c/s
Botanical Name - Turnera diffusa
Other Names - Old Woman's Broom, Mexican Damiana, Herba de la Pastora,
Origin - Mexico
A cousin to the passionflower vine, damiana produces aromatic but bitter tasting leaves that are combined with other herbs in tea blends.
Dried damiana leaf can be brewed into a tea, made into a tincture, used in herbal smoking blends, used to make infused oils and poultices for topical use, powdered and encapsulated. A fresh plant tincture of aerial portions may be made as well. The dried herb is prepared as tea. It can also be sprinkled lightly over salads, soups and cooked vegetables.
Damiana has a somewhat bitter flavor with an aroma similar to chamomile: slightly sweet, mildly earthy. This is likely because both the chemical makeup of these plants share certain volatileoil compounds, such as calamine derivatives.
Combines well with spinach and other bitter greens, such as arugula and dandelion.
Precautions - This herb is highly cyanogenic, which means that compounds in the plant may form cyanides when ingested and become toxic with high dosages. At the time of this writing, the state of Louisiana bans the sale or distribution of this herb for human consumption, citing cases of deliberate substance abuse. Due to potential estrogenic effects of this herb, it should not be used during pregnancy or if there is a history of a hormone-driven cancer. Because this herb may affect blood glucose levels, it may interfere with diabetes drugs as well as other medications. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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