Damiana Leaf Powder

Damiana Leaf Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$9.50 

Damiana is known as Mexican holly in Mexico, where the powdered herb is used to make a liquor for mixing margaritas. It was also an ingredient in Pemberton's French Wine Coca, a 19th century patent medicine and precursor to the original formula for Coca Cola.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound9
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
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from heat, bright light and humidity.
appearance & aromaLight green and powdery, without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse to make skin powders and poultices. May also be infused in carrier oil for use in salves and balms.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing. Damiana may produce hormone-like effects and impact blood sugar. Use with caution if you have a chronic condition or take pharmaceutical medications. Do not use this herb long-term or take high dosages due to potential cyanogenic activity.

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d.
flavor profile

powdered
damiana leaf

The bitter flavor is improved by pairing with more palatable herbs like peppermint or ginger.

e.
formulas & recipes

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damiana leaf

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f.
what else you should know

powdered
damiana leaf

Damiana is a member of the passion flower family and is native to the Gulf of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and South Africa.

In Mexico, where the herb is known as Mexican holly, damiana is a key component of an alcoholic beverage that is considered to be the country’s traditional liquor. The shape of the bottle it is distributed in is designed to represent an Incan Goddess, and the brew is touted as the original used in the first margarita ever made. Damiana was also an ingredient in the original Coca Cola formula.



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