Jamaican Organic Dried Damiana

Jamaican Organic Dried Damiana

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Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) is a medicinal herb used to increase sensual desire because of the agent aphrodisiac that is found in it. This plant is currently used as a general tonic for the nervous, hormonal, and reproductive systems.

In Jamaica it is known as "ram goat dash along" and others refer to it as "ram goat national." This is due to the fact that goats love to eat this plant and it is believed that it is the reason for the goat's rapid breeding. It is grown almost everywhere in Jamaica.

The common names are Ram goat dash along, Ram goat national, Datura flower, Mexican Holly, Stinkweed, Dather, Mad apple, Old woman's broom Turnera aphrodisiaca, and Turnera Diffusa.

It is of the Turneraceae family and it is an aromatic plant with small yellow flowers that grow on dry and rocky hillsides especially in South Texas and Southern California. The most essential and used parts for medicine are the leaves.

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Medical Properties
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Medicinal properties are tonic, nervine, laxative, diuretic, stimulant, narcotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant as well as an aphrodisiac.

The constituents are tannin, resins, glycosides gonzalitosin, flavonoids, beta-sitosterol and volatile oil which includes thymol. It was initially utilized by the Mayans to treat giddiness as well as the loss of balance. 

This medicinal plant has a strong odour similar to chamomile, due to an oil that is present in the plant. The leaves have traditionally been made into tea and an incense which was used by native people of Central and South America for its relaxing and sedative effects.

Ram goat dash along is used to treat sterility, impotence, diabetes, asthma, bladder infections and respiratory problems. Therefore, instead of using chemical medication to cure impotence and sterility, the natural alternative is the use of this medicinal plant. Considered to be a natural alternative to Viagra. It is excellent for both males and females, to enhance the reproductive system.

Used as one of the anxiety herbs due to its natural remedy in regards to the treatment of all ailments related to anxiety. It is truly an alternative medicine for nervous exhaustion, depression, nerves as well as frigidity.

Other benefits of ram goat dash along include the treatment of prostate conditions, menstruation problems and menopausal conditions. It is also excellent to treat coughs and colds as well as bronchitis in adults as well as children. It can also be used as a mild laxative for children.

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HOW TO MAKE TEA
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For damiana tea make an infusion by placing one teaspoonful of the dried herb in one cup of hot water. Let steep for up to fifteen minutes, then take one to two cups daily when cold.