The Wild World of Damiana
With the recent release of the Secrets Women Share sensual herbal oil, I wanted to take the time to feature some of the carefully chosen plants used in this formula. Each and every herbal ally stands strong in this intoxicating brew, but the herb that takes center stage in this medicine is none other than Damiana.
Damiana, otherwise known as Turnera aphrodisiaca is a small sub-tropical shrub bearing aromatic serrated leaves and small bright yellow flowers. It is native to southwest Texas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Brazil.
The origin of the common name Damiana is from the Greek daman or damia meaning "to tame or subdue." It is the feminine version of Damian and infers that Damiana is the wild one "who tames."
Damiana has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac, and this is what it is mostly known for. However, like all plant allies, its offerings are vast and complex. Damiana not only boosts libido, but it also helps with anxiety (including sexual anxiety!), depression, acne, menstrual headaches, irregular menstruation, inflammation/irritation of the genitalia and urinary tract, and common complaints in menopause. In men, Damiana helps with anxiety and depression associated with sexual inadequacy, impotence, erectile-dysfunction, inorgasmia, and low libido.
Damiana is also another great medicine for stress, particularly in periods of overwork. Damiana boosts and maintains mental and physical stamina, helps with worry, agitation, neurosis, and paranoia, and also has been used to treat disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
As one of the main ingredients in the sensual herbal oil blend, Damiana invites a warm, calm energy to take over. It is not forceful, but rather subtle--gentle yet profound. As the lead, the tone is set for a uplifting experience, ensuring a sensual experience for both the mind, body, and spirit.
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