Damiana Herb (Turnera diffusa) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Turnera diffusa
Common names: Herba de la Pastora, Mexican Damiana, Old Woman's Broom, Rosemary
Plant Description: Damiana comes from a small shrub which has pale green leaves and yellow flowers that grow in the leaf axils. The small leaves are alternate or in bunches with serrate margins, and the underside is covered with pale hairs. They have a strong aroma somewhat like chamomile, and taste somewhat bitter and resinous. The fruits are small tripartite, slightly curved capsules. Preferring hot, humid climates, Damiana is native to Texas, Mexico and Central America.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.