Damiana Essential Oil
Damiana essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the leaves of this small shrub during the flowering season. Scientific studies all point to damiana essential oil having a wealth of aphrodisiac properties. E. F. Steinmetz states damiana as being renowned for its sexual-enhancing qualities and its positive effects on the reproductive organs. Mayan Indians also claim it boosts sexual potency. The two types of species commonly offered are turnera diffusa and turnera aphrodisiaca. Both are regarded as the same plant in the herbal world. Turnera ulmifolia, a closely related species is similar in appearance, but it has different traditional medicinal uses.
Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa