Damiana leaves -Turnera diffusa
Damiana is a shrub named after the medieval apothecary St. Damian, who recommended the leaves of Damiana for various ailments. The shrub occurs in South and Central America. It is the leaves that are used.
Already during the Mayan civilization, the Damiana herb was highly valued for its properties. Damiana leaves have also been used as an aphrodisiac but can also be used by women.
The leaves of Damiana contain:
* tanning substances
Ingredients: Damiana leaves
Dosage: Use 1 teaspoon of Damiana leaves per cup of boiling water and let steep for 5-10 minutes, after which it is strained. Feel free to drink 1 cup with each meal.
Storage: Store in a dry and cool place, out of the reach of small children.
Do not use Damiana leaves if:
*allergy to plants from the Turneraceae family.
*diabetics should contact their doctor before using the herb.
*people taking medications with progesterone (including birth control pills) should consult their doctor before using the herb.
Damian leaves can cause side effects if consumed in excess. Then it causes diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disturbances.
It is best to consult a doctor or pharmacist when taking herbal preparations, as choosing an appropriate herbal preparation requires as much knowledge as when it comes to a chemical preparation. It should be remembered that these types of preparations can interact with the medications taken, posing a threat to health. Some herbal preparations can have a very strong effect, so you should follow all recommendations and restrictions from the manufacturer.