Natural health product, traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, as a natural pick-me-up, and for relaxation.
Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is a traditional aphrodisiac that can also be smoked for a euphoric effect, or drunk as a tea for pleasant relaxation and/or enhancing erotic experiences.
Effects: A cup drunk with honey before bed relaxes one for lovemaking and promotes pleasant dreams (sometimes erotic). Damiana was used as a tonic upon the sexual organs and the central nervous system. Damiana was also said to be an excellent kidney tonic and an antidepressant.
Usage: One or two heaped tablespoons of the dried herb are steeped (not boiled) in a teapot for relaxation. Many of our customers say they get the best effect by smoking Damiana in a waterpipe along with drinking the tea at the same time. Many say it's the best tasting of all the herbs and makes a great mixer with other herbs. Some find Damiana tea with honey overcomes the desire for alcohol.
Damiana Love Potion: Boil 2 heaped tablespoons of the herb in two cups of water for five minutes, sweeten with honey and drink each evening for two weeks.
Damiana Liquor Love Potion: Soak 25 grams of dried Damiana leaves in 500mls of Tequila (or Vodka) for 5 days. Pour off the liquids, strain and filter through a conical filter paper. Soak the remaining alcohol drenched leaves in 500mls of distilled or spring water for another 5 days. Pour off the liquids, strain and filter as before. Warm the water extracts to about 160ºF and dissolve in this half to one cup of honey. Then combine the alcoholic and aqueous extractions.