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Damiana Leaf Cut & Sifted

Damiana Leaf Cut & Sifted

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Damiana, also known as Old Woman's Broom, is a small shrub native to the southwestern US, Mexico and South America. A cousin to the passionflower vine, damiana produces aromatic but bitter tasting leaves that are combined with other herbs in tea blends.

Please note that this item cannot be shipped to Louisiana.

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Turnera diffusa

Damiana Leaf Cut & Sifted

Damiana leaf, c/s

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb15.5
originmexico
active compoundsTannins, resins, up to 0.9% volatile oils, including calamine, gamma-cadinene, thymol, p-cymene, 1,8-cineole and alpha- and beta-pinene.
plant part usedleaf
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLeafy, without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse to make infused oils and poultices for topical use.
culinaryThe dried herb is prepared as tea. It can also be sprinkled lightly over salads, soups and cooked vegetables.
safetyMay interfere with certain medications and pose a risk of toxicity with high dosages. See below for more information.

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[ parsley tip: Use damiana leaf with parsley to season soups and salads. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Use with parsley to season soups and salads.

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[ passion flower ]
[ passion flower tip: Combine damiana with passion flower in tea blends. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Combine with passion flower in tea blends.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
damiana leaf

Damiana has a somewhat bitter flavor with an aroma similar to chamomile: slightly sweet, mildly earthy. This is likely because both the chemical makeup of these plants share certain volatileoil compounds, such as calamine derivatives.

Combines well with spinach and other bitter greens, such as arugula and dandelion.

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formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
damiana leaf

Damiana, also known as Old Woman's Broom, Mexican Damiana, Herba de la Pastora, has a somewhat bitter flavor with an aroma similar to chamomile: slightly sweet, mildly earthy. This is likely because both the chemical makeup of these plants share certain volatile oil compounds, such as calamine derivatives.

The ancient Greeks gave the plant its original official name of aphrodisiakos, while referring to it commonly as the “goddess of love.”

Important Note: This herb is highly cyanogenic, which means that compounds in the plant may form cyanides when ingested and become toxic with high dosages. At the time of this writing, the state of Louisiana bans the sale or distribution of this herb for human consumption, citing cases of deliberate substance abuse. Due to potential estrogenic effects of this herb, it should not be used during pregnancy or if there is a history of a hormone-driven cancer. Because this herb may affect blood glucose levels, it may interfere with diabetes drugs as well as other medications.



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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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