Herbal Information for Damiana Leaf Cut and Sifted Form
Common Names: Damiana leaf, Mexican holly, oreganillo
Botanical Name: Tumera diffusa
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Cut and Sifted
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
About Damiana Leaf
- Support the Urinary Tract
- Benefit Male Libido
- Promotes Positive State Of Mind
- Benefits Digestion
- Valued as a Relaxant
How To Use Damiana Leaf
Traditional therapeutic properties of Damiana Leaf
Damiana leaf has an ancient, erotic reputation particularly amongst Mexican Indians. Damiana leaves were not only prescribed as an aphrodisiac, but also as a tonic for overall health. It is commonly referred as the poor man's Viagra. As an aromatase inhibitor also called estrogen synthetase, Damiana Leaf promotes in increasing testosterone levels. Most often used with other hormone-balancing herbs and aphrodisiacs, damiana is effective as an herbal tea, tincture, extract, and capsule.
Damiana Leaf is an versatile herb that aids in promoting digestive health by facilitating the breakdown of fats and sugars in the digestive system. This mechanism is beneficial as it increases the body’s nutrient absorption rate. Damiana Leaf also encourages the cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract, forcing the body to eliminate harmful chemicals and toxins that would normally hinder the digestion process. Damiana is a natural herb that contributes in treating dyspepsia or impaired digestion.
The main constituents of Damiana Leaf are - Albuminoids, alpha-copaene, alpha-pinene, arbutin, barterin, beta-pinene, beta-sitosterol, calamenene, caoutchouc, chlorophyll, 1,8-cineole, cymene, cymol, damianin, essential oil, gamma-cadinene, gonzalitosin-i, hexacosanol-1, luteolin, quinovopyranosides, tannins, tetraphyllin b, thymol, triacontane, and trimethoxyflavones.
Contains Thymol - One of the active constituents of this herb is thymol, a compound that is responsible for Damiana’s life enhancing and stimulating effect on the mind and body.
Damiana acts as both an antibiotic and antimycotic.
High in Antioxidants - Damiana Leaf has powerful anti-oxidant properties that support the clean up of free radicals in cells. Damiana Leaf aids to increase the body's natural antioxidants and lowers oxidative stress. Damiana is also high in the antioxidant, beta-carotene.
Damiana makes a lovely addition to tea blends - Often blended with other flavorful herbs to lessen its potential to taste bitter, especially if steeped for too long. Damiana Leaf commonly used as a tincture or powdered and encapsulated. It is even used in some traditional herbal smoking blends as a relaxant and euphoric.
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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DetailsCurrent Stock: 1SKU: 201380-31UPC:Global Trade Item Number: 767963024374Manufacturer Part Number 201380-31Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business dayWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 3.00 (in)Depth: 5.00 (in)