Damiana leaf or "Turnera Diffusa" is a woody shrub with small green leaves and aromatic, yellow flowers. Its range extends from southern Texas to South America and east to the Caribbean. The origin of the common name damiana is from the Greek daman or damia meaning "to tame or subdue." It is the feminine version of Damian and infers that damiana is the wild one "who tames." It is believed that the indigenous Guaycura in the Baja region of Mexico were the first to use damiana. According to legend, the herb became more widely distributed when the Guaycura began trading with the Aztecs. Damiana was also highly valued in ancient times by the Mayans, who used the plant in a similar manner to the Aztecs and the Guaycura.
Aromatic, Bitter, Medicinal
Brew with a water temperature of 212 °F (100 °C) for (5-10) minutes