Damiana essential oil is extracted from the leaves of this small shrub during the flowering season. Scientific studies all point to the Damiana essential oils 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.
Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa
The two types of species commonly used 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.