Damiana tea was used for a long time, especially for its aphrodisiac benefits. Learn more about what this tea can do for your sex life and your general health.
More information about Damiana tea
Scientifically known as Turnera diffusa, Damiana is a relatively small green shrub that produces small, yellow aromatic flowers. It grows mostly in southwestern Texas, Central and South America and the Caribbean and has a strong spice-like odor, similar to Chamomile due to the essentials oils present in the plant.
Damiana tea contains volatile oils, flavonoids, gonzalitosin, arbutin, tannin and damianin (a brown bitter substance) as well as essential oil, cyanogenic glycosides, thymol and trace amounts of phosphorus.
Brew Damiana tea
To prepare Damiana tea, always use dry leaves or teabags. Put one teabag or approximately 2gr of dried leaves in a cup of hot water and let it steep for 15-30 minutes. Additionally you may add honey if you desire or even half a teaspoon of lemon juice for additional flavor.
If you drink it as an aphrodisiac, make sure you ingest it at least 30 minutes before sexual activity.
Damiana tea benefits
One of the most common known benefits of Damiana tea is its aphrodisiac properties on both men and women. The Greeks, Mayans and Aztecs used it in the past as it improves the sexual drive.
If you drink it on a regular basis, it will boost your energy levels as well as improve your general mood.
The essential nutrients that can be found in Damiana tea are a good remedy for anxiety and depression as well. The relaxing scent spread by a hot cup has also been known to be a good way to ease mild headaches.
Damiana tea Side effects
Like any other tea, Damiana tea also has several precautions but no obvious side effects.
Pregnant women and children are better to avoid it as well as persons who have kidney or liver disease, diabetes.
Don’t drink more than 3 cups a day as it may result in harmful effects on your health.
If you remain moderate, you can definitely include Damiana tea in your lifestyle and enjoy its benefits. So give it a try!