Damiana can be found growing wild throughout the southern United States, South America and the West Indies. It is a small shrub with yellow flowers and long, broad, light green leaves. The flowers have an aromatic scent with a warm, bitter camphor-like taste. Damiana was named 'mizib-coc' (meaning plant of asthma) by the Mayan Indians of Yucatan, but the herb's legendary reputation is noted by the second part of its botanical name ‘aphrodisiaca.’
Today, Damiana is renowned for its effects and holds a special place in Mexican folklore and medicine.
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
- Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
- This is a delicate herb and is more potent when exposed to high temperatures for a short period of time. So that your tea has its maximum medicinal properties and flavour, be sure that your water is at a rolling boil when you pour it over your teabags.
- If you desire a medicinal tea, be sure to use one tea bag per cup of boiling water, cover and steep for 7-12 minutes. This is known as the infusion method.
- If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one teabag per cup of hot water. Pour water over teabags, cover, and let steep 3 to 5 minutes to taste. Enjoy!
Organic Damiana Leaf (Turnera aphrodisiaca)