Plant Uses: One of our favorite vercitile herbs! Damiana has been traditionally used by the Aztecs & the Mayans as an aphrodisiac. It is now also commonly used as a stress relief (adaptogenic), to support urinary tract infections, anemia & anxiety. Damiana can be mood enhancing with a subtle euphoric effect. Smooth and tasty to smoke promoting a happy effect. A great herbal ally to quit tobacco with. And yummy to make in a herbal elixir liquor!
Plant Preparation: Tea – Infusion (make a nourishing cup of tea).
Smoking – Smoke on its own or as a substitute for tobacco.
Plant Properties: Antibacterial, antioxidant, aphrodesiac, kidney tonic, adaptogenic (against stress), relaxant, regulates hormones, mood enhancing.
Energetics & Taste: Warm, dry, slightly bitter, aromatic, pungent, yang nourishing.
Scientific Name: Turnera Aphrodisia.
Common Names: Damiana aphrodesiaca, old womans broom, damiane.
Part Used: Leaf, stem, flower.
A note on smoking/ritual herbs.
Nimbin Herbs have lovingly crafted a Ritual Herbs range for sacred scent and smoke.
Using smoke as a vehicle for spiritual cannection has been part of human society since people first used fire.
Smoke has alchemical potency. When used for ritual, each herb,and blen, has a unique magical property, connecting us to our ancient roots.
As far as possible, Nimbin Herbs sources locally-grown herbs. When we cannot source our herbs locally, we always check for organic certification.
How to use.
Sprinkle these aromatic herbs directly onto burning charcoal. Breathe in the sacred scent for meditation and inner calm.
The ritual herbs in our range can also be used to replace any other herbs used for smoke.
Cautions & Contradictions: With all herbs, it is important that you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.