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.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound15.5
originmexico
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.

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Use with parsley to season soups and salads.

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

Combine with passionflower in tea blends.

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d.
flavor profile

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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 volatile oil compounds, such as calamine derivatives.

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

e.
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.”



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