Invigorating, restorative, and calming–a beautifully mystic and grounding herb that reminds us to prioritize pleasure. 

Latin: Turnera Diffusa

Class: aphrodisiac, Kidney Yang Tonic, nervine 

Taste: bitter, pungent, neutral, dry

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Traditional Use

Damiana is an herbal ally for sexual health. It strokes the fires within to support a healthy sex drive. In TCM, Damiana supports the Kidney yang to treat the root cause of diminished sex drive. Damiana is also an ally for nervous system support in times of high stress leading to lower sex drive. 

Spiritual Use

This herbal ally is one that allows for us to lean into pleasure and lead with our hearts and get out of our heads. It’s a supportive herb for vivid/lucid dreaming to support a rich dreamlife. 


Research has shown Damiana’s ability to increase sexual activity.


Should not be consumed by those with diabetes as it has mild hyperglycemic effects. Strongly contraindicated in pregnancy as it has been traditionally to facilitate abortions.

Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Methods: flowers, leaves, stems

Damiana in Self Ceremony products



Sources: https://www.whiterabbitinstituteofhealing.com/herbs/damiana/