by Life Enthusiast Staff
(Turnera aphrodisiaca - 4:1 extract
Its scientific name, Turnera aphrodisiaca, says it all. Its recorded use can be traced as far back as the ancient Maya. Its recent focus has also been to enhance sexual quality for both women and men - and it is said to be especially good for frigidity in women.
The Dutch scientists and doctors have noted how impressed they are with Damiana's positive effects on the deeper female reproductive organs.
German doctors use it (as did the ancient Mayans) to calm mental hyperactivity and restore balanced nervous strength when there is enfeeblement of the central nervous system.
It is also said to be effective against bed-wetting, hinting at its fortification of nerve processes in the urogenital area. In addition, it is soothing to irritated urinary passages.
The same soothing qualities render it equally valuable for soothing the irritated mucous membranes in respiratory disorders.
Damiana supports a positive attitude, crowding out depression. It may be especially valuable where there is a sexual factor involved in the anxiety and depression.
Other references make note of Damiana's usefulness for menstrual headache, to liven-up a poor complexion, and for acne.