Ingredients Glossary

Damiana

DamianaBotanical name: Turnera diffusa

Alternative Names
Turnera aphrodisiaca
Turnera microphylla


The Damiana leaves have traditionally been made into a tea and incense which was used by native people of Central and South America for its relaxing effects.

Damiana contains a volatile oil. The most abundant constituents of Damiana oil are caryophyllene oxide, caryophyllene, deltacadinene, elemene and 1,8-cineol.

A flavone glycoside, five flavonoids and p-Arbutin have been identified in the aerial parts of Damiana.

Functions:
Damiana has been used as a tonic and function of the urinary tract.
   
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