Ah, yes… Damiana. This is a leaf I love and recommend for All. Damiana herb was first introduced in the USA in 1874, and has a long history of use in the folk medicine. Scientifically called ‘Turnera diffusa, T. aphrodisiaca’, Damiana is known world-wide as a tonic that lifts one’s mood, enhances vitality, and is known to have aphrodisiac qualities that stimulate libido, for sexual health in general, and for increasing sex drive and sexual desire in Women and Men, including supporting sexual performance and sexual energy.
The part used is the leaf. It is also known as a diuretic, for its hypoglycemic properties, its antibacterial properties; is widely used as a nerve tonic as it helps with nervous exhaustion so one can cope with stresses better; a mild natural antidepressant for mild depression.
Ancient Mayas and Aztecs used Damiana as a general tonic to improve health condition. When used on a regular basis, Damiana will help to improve mental stamina and mood. As a sexual tonic, it is a gentle acting remedy that can be taken safely always to enhance libido because it supports the glandular system.
It is interesting to note, however, that boosting sexual desire is not the only property of Damiana. Native tribes also are known to use it to treat constipation and digestive problems, as well as gastric ulcers, menstrual irregularities, and bed-wetting in children and adults. Damiana is a precious medicinal plant that I believe all can benefit from. ~
I recommend Damiana in a single herb formula, or have made sure it is a key ingredient in certain herbal formulas I recommend to patients and clients. Click the link below to obtain this exquisite herb and for more information:
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Eleuthero, once known as Siberian Ginseng in this country, use dates back 2,000 years, according to Chinese medicine records. It is referred to as ci wu ju in Chinese medicine. In Russia, Eleuthero was originally used by people in the Siberian Taiga region to increase performance and quality of life and to decrease infections. In more modern times, Eleuthero’s ability to increase stamina and endurance led Soviet Olympic athletes to use it to enhance their training. Explorers, divers, sailors, and miners used Eleuthero to prevent stress-related illness. And after the Chernobyl accident, many Russian citizens were given Eleuthero to counteract the effects of radiation. In ‘Secrets Of Chinese Herbs’, we can read a great deal of this herb’s other attibutes.
The 25 reasons why I Love this particular ginseng, use it myself, and have used it in natural therapy programs with patients and clients for the past 20 years are:
1. Helps prevent respiratory tract infections
2. Provides energy and vitality
3. Increases performance and quality of life
4. Increases stamina and endurance
5. Helps prevent illness in those in high stress jobs
6. Science shows it is a powerful antioxidant with 6 compounds
7. 4 compounds show anti-cancer action
8. 3 compounds show cholesterol lowering action
9. 2 compounds show immune a enhancing effects
10. 1 compound has gall bladder stimulating activity
11. 1 compound has the ability to decrease/moderate insulin levels
12. 1 compound has activity as a protector against radioactivity
13. 1 compound shows antiinflammatory and anti-fever activities
14. 1 compound has shown activity against bacteria
15. Herbal adaptogen studies show this improves muscular strength
16. Improves maximal oxygen uptake
17. Reduces dementia
18. Improves work capacity and fuel homeostasis
19. Improves low sexual function in both Women and Men
20. Improves heart rate, serum lactate, insomnia, tiredness, dizziness due to weakness and anxiety
21. Improves visual and auditory reaction times, improves weakness in lower limbs
22. It has been repeatedly documented that it also improves alertness and psychomotor skills
23. A tonic for invigoration and fortification in times of fatigue
24. Decreases blood coagulation in high-class athletes performing intense physical activity and training
25. A tonic for rehabilitation
An impressive type of ginseng indeed. I believe many can benefit from this precious herb for the above reasons, but also for its characteristic of enhancing stamina.
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