Damiana

Turnera diffusa (var. aphrodisica)
Botanical name: 
Turnera diffusa (var. aphrodisica)

Nourishing and supportive

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Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Family: 
Turneraceae
Country of origin: 
Central and South America
Part of plant used: 
Leaves
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Rose, Jasmine and Neroli, Spikenard.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution - Uterine tonic, avoid first three months of pregnancy
Odour profile: 
Complex, warm and sweet with a medicinal herby note.
Plant description: 
1 meter tall shrub with green leaves and yellow flowers.
Historical use: 
Used as a herbal tonic, digestive aid and nerve support - flavours a liquer in Mexico.

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