Turnera diffusa

Turnera diffusa                              Common name:  Damiana

Parts Used:  Leaves

Constituents:  Volatile oil (0.2-1%), resin (14%), tannin (3.5%), starch (6%), bitter compound (damianian), flavonoids, hydroquinone, arbutin

Medicinal actions:  Nerve tonic, anti-depressant, urinary antiseptic, laxative, aphrodisiac

Medicinal use:  A nerve tonic in anxiety and/or depression, sympathetic predominance, with/without lowered sexual drive.

Pharmacy: Infusion: 1 tsp/cup water, TID. Tincture: (1:5, 60%), 1-2 ml TID.

Contraindications: Pregnancy

Toxicity: None reported.

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