Yellow damiana flower and plant.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is one of the most highly prized plant aphrodisiacs that was one of the most important medicinal plants of the ancient Mayas who used it to treat respiratory diseases and as a diuretic and aphrodisiac, A hot decoction of damiana was traditionally drunk with honey as a tonic for muscle weakness and to regain strength after alcoholic and sexual excesses, or the leaves were macerated with tequila to produce a love potion that bestowed euphoria and a ‘natural high’. Damiana has been found to possess anti-anxiety, aphrodisiac anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-diabetic, gastroprotective, and hepatoprotective activity.


Szewczyk, K. and C. Zidorn, Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and bioactivity of the genus Turnera (Passifloraceae) with a focus on damiana—Turnera diffusa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2014. 152(3): p. 424-443.

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