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Damiana

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A member of the Passifloraceae plant family, Damiana originates from Mexico and was a popular aphrodisiac amongst the Mayans. This small shrub has aromatic yellow flowers with a spice-like fragrance.

A well-known herbal high, the leaves of Damiana, packed with essential oils, as well as essential fatty acids and some caffeine in the stems are used in a variety of medicinal remedies with the following benefits:

AphrodisiacHistorically, damiana was used by the ancient Mayans as a treatment for sexually related problems, including fertility and impotence and to increase sexual desire.

Antidepressant – Research has shown that damiana is a natural antidepressant and can help fight against anxiety.

Stimulant – Damiana taken as a refresher tonic has been known to revolutionise people lives, invigorating their well-being and nervous system.

Diuretic – Damiana’s cleansing abilities also make it a perfect remedy used to treat against urinary tract infections, cystitis, urethritis.

Laxative – Acting as a mild laxative, damiana can be taken as a relief from constipation.

Antitussive - Eucalyptol, found in damiana, is an ingredient found in many cough suppressants and the herb has traditionally been taken for this purpose

Analgesic – Damiana has been used throughout history as an effective pain relief, for symptoms including headaches and menstrual cramps.

Culinary

Although not commonly used for its culinary purposes, Damiana is sometimes used as a flavouring to cordials and liqueurs.

 

Uses and preparations

Infusion: An infused damiana loose leaf tea is one of the most popular and easiest ways to enjoy the wide array of benefits this herb has to offer. To enjoy a daily cup of Damiana tea, infuse 1 - 2 teaspoons of dried damiana leaves in approx. one cup of boiling water for up to 20 minutes. Add honey to sweeten if required.

Tincture:A Damiana tincture stores well and makes it a convenient alternative to an infused herbal tea.

Infused oil:A concentrated Damiana infused oil can be used in food preparation. With a flavour similar to that of chamomile, incorporating Damiana in the form of an infused oil as a convenient way to benefit from the medicinal qualities of this herb.

Poultice:Warmed damiana leaves can be applied to joints and other areas of the body in the form of a poultice to aid as pain relief.

Soups and smoothies: The easiest way to add damiana to soups and smoothies is to finely chop or blend the dried leaves or to add the herb in the form of an infused oil.

Inhalation:Some find that smoking a mixture of damiana and passionflower can minimise withdrawal symptoms common when quitting cigarette smoking and has a relaxing effect which some fine can promote lucid dreaming.

Precautions

In small doses, there are no known negative side-effects when taking Damiana.

Always consult your doctor before taking damiana if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, diabetic or within two weeks of scheduled surgery.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    TM
    11/19/2020
    Terry M.
    Australia Australia
    Damiana 500g

    Very happy with the quality of this product. Fast shipping and well packaged. Will definitely be a regular customer. Thank you :)

    A
    09/20/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Fast delivery (even in a pandemic!) and lovely packaging :)

    The package came much faster than I was expecting and looked really lovely. The swing tag was a really nice touch. The herbs are good quality.

    MM
    09/15/2020
    Mandi M.
    Australia Australia
    Great service

    Order was shipped almost immediately. Great product. Will definitely use again. Thanks!

    MB
    09/15/2020
    Metine B.
    Australia Australia
    Wonderful herbs

    Thank you very much. We love smoking all your smokeable herbs, very delicious, healthy and cheap!

    MD
    09/07/2020
    Maryanne D.
    Australia Australia
    My new favourite shop

    I'm really happy with the quality of the damiana an the communication and delivery process is always a breeze. So much cheaper than where I was buying it before!