Damiana Leaf (Wild Crafted)
Bulk Herbs: Damiana Leaf, Wild Crafted
Size: 1 oz package
Also Known as: Mexican-holly, damiana de Guerrero,1 yerba de la Pastora, Mexican damiana
Farming: Wild Crafted
Damiana has been used in Mexico and southward to Central and South America since the times of the ancient Aztec, and is still quite popular today. Although its effect on sexual desire was its primary use across cultures, it was also valued as a nerve relaxant, digestive stimulant, mood enhancer, and simply an enjoyable beverage that was given to children. In more recent times it has been used as an herbal smoke, often combined with other herbs, and a liqueur.
Commonly the dried leaf and stem is used as a tea, tincture, in herbal smoking blends, or powdered and encapsulated, and is also infused in alcohol to make liqueurs or cordials. A fresh plant tincture of leaf and stem may be made as well.
Damiana was a major ingredient (alongside French wine, coca leaf, and cola nut) in the popular 19th century beverage Pemberton’s French Wine Coca which claimed to be a panacea for ills ranging from nerve exhaustion to sexual troubles. This wine was created by the same pharmacist that invented Coca-Cola, and was marketed mostly to upper class intellectuals. Characters such as Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle reportedly enjoyed this brew on occasion.
T. diffusa leaves are approved for food use as a flavoring agent in the U.S. and appear in the FDA’s list of substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), however this plant is considered illegal, and has been since 2005, in Louisiana. This was due to reported overdoses of synthetic cannabis which consisted of a herbal blend containing Damiana. Laboratory-made, synthetic cannabinoids are added to herbal mixtures often containing damiana and sold in states where cannabis remains illegal. These fake cannabis products are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
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In Magick, Damiana is used in spells for lust and to invoke sex appeal. Also can be used in blends used to induce visions and shamanic Journeys.
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