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Potential Medicinal properties and applications: tonic, aphrodisiac, nervous system, depression, anti-cough, diuretic, nervine ( calms nerves ); Oneirogen(dreams).


Phytochemical Constituents & Alkaloids: Pinene, cineol, damianin; tetraphyllin B; gonzalitosin I; arbutin; tricosan-2-one; acacetin; p-cymene; sitosterol; 1,8-cineole; apigenin; a-pinene; carotene; pinene; tannins; thymol; and hexacosanol. In total, 22 flavonoids, maltol glucoside, phenolics, seven cyanogenic glycosides, monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, triterpenoids, the polyterpene ficaprenol-11, fatty acids, and caffeine.[1,2] (to name a few) See: PubChem, and scholar.google.com for more scholarly information on these chemicals. Keep in mind these were all made by God. The Jah haters change them, and patent them, and try to take all the glory for theirselves while covering up the facts.


Note: Before the epidemic of "designer drugs", including "spice" and "k2", Damiana was used in blends that were not laced with drugs. PERHAPS, this is where the idea originated. Until recently, no one had any worries about smoking blends because there were no drugs inside of them. To be clear, I strongly oppose any market which adds synthetic drugs to raw herbal material, as this is bad for the legitimate botanical market in general. After the outbreak of these "designer drugs" a wave of confusion and fear became widespread. So, I would like to let you know that nothing on this website is to be confused with that smack. I kinda feel like it was an attack on God's medicine.


Common Names: "Bignoniaceae (family), bourrique, caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide,delta-cadinene, elemene, flavone glycoside, herba de la pastora, flavonoids, Mexican damiana, Mexican holly, mizibcoc, old woman's broom, oreganillo, p-arbutin, ram goat dash along, rosemary, Turneraceae (family), Turnera aphrodisiaca, Turnera diffusa, Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult., Turnera diffusa Willd. var. afrodisiaca (Ward) Urb., Turnerae diffusae folium, Turnerae diffusae herba, Turnera microphylla , Turnera ulmifolia." [3]


         Another name for Damiana is Mizib-coc. The botanical is scientifically refereed to as Turnera Diffusa and is used as an aphrodisiac and tonic by herbalists. I bet it would be extra fire when mixed with Maca. Do research to make sure that's safe first. It is another aphrodisiac, potent stuff. Women in Mexico commonly consume it in the form of a tea before sexual intercourse for a stimulated experience. This prized plant is believed to strengthen the nervous system and possibly even treat depression.[3] Damiana was and still is also popular among the Native Americans. They use it as a diuretic, tonic, and nervine.[1] I have personally tried the stuff and we'll get into that further down the page!


Damiana and other plants are naturally comprised of naturally occuring microscopic "compounds", also refereed to as phytochemical constituents or alkaloids. Please understand that I include citations at the bottom of each page to back up these statements. Phytochemistry is the study of these pharmacological alkaloids created by plants. When you hear someone flat out deny that there is science behind herbalism, feel free to inform them of this field of scientific inquiry. Too often do people claim there is no research on a subject without actually conducting the research. I'm not making medical claims or saying that "it works", but there has been studies. PubChem is proof of such, as it is a huge database of chemical constituents found throughout nature, and mostly from plants.


"Damiana in particular is native to subtropical regions of the Americas and Africa. The history of this incredible and intoxicating flowering shrub also teaches us that it was used as a traditional medicine for coughs, diuretic properties ( increases urine flow ), and as an aphrodisiac agent. According to recent studies conducted on test rats, they seem to support the herbs reputation of use. In Mexican culture, this species is used for gastrointestinal ailments. An extract of the herb has demonstrated antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria." [3] After finding out about the study mentioning antibacterial activity, I decided to take some Damiana and add it with lemon peel, and echinacea, add a little alcohol and water, and used it as a natural DIY home cleaner!


The studies conducted on Damiana are ground-breaking because it confirms once again that nature is literally supplying organic material that may destroy certain harmful bacteria. I choose to utilize it in powerful homemade anti-bacterial infusions. Personally, from my experience I believe that it's also an oneirogen ( dream inducing substance). Other cultures believed this as well! If you use it enough then I bet you'll discover what i'm talking about. I've combined it with Ginkgo Biloba leaf for quite the effective supplement in my opinion. Always talk with a trained health care provider before blindly using something though.


How is Damiana used? There are multiple ways it can be consumed. Capsules can be made, a tea, a tincture. For tea, you'll want to add a small drop of oil to the water so it doesn't boil over. Note though that it doesn't really have a bad taste, but it takes some getting used to. It's naturally kind of sweet but I suggest honey. Cover the tea with a lid so that volatile oils and other potential alkaloids do not extract. Allow it to cool before removing the lid. This is a method that I came up with to preserve the potency of the remaining liquid. The tea is some spicey liquid man. Capsules are probably the easiest, though toss and wash are probably the most effective. Another alternative is... [ see next paragraph ]


A tincture is made by soaking the plant material in high proof liquor like everclear for about a month. Shake it frequently, and keep it in a cool and dark place. Tinctures ensure that light nor heat damage any active alkaloids in the plant matter according to everything I've read in journals over the years. It's thought that the effects induced are to be enhanced by this ideaology and process. Using fresh plant material to make them is always best, as the potency is optimal. Growing organic also improves the phytochemical concentrations within the plant material.

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