Herbs Guide


Family Name: Turneraceae

Botanical Name(s): Turnera Aphrodisiaca

Popular Name(s): Damiana, Mexican Damiana, Mizibcoc, Turnera Diffusa

Parts Used: Leaves.

Habitat: Mexico, South Arnerica, Texas and West Indies

Description: A small shrub; leaves smooth and pale green on upper side, underneath glabrous, with a few hairs on the ribs, ovolanceolate, shortly petiolate with two small glands at base; flowers yellow, rising singly from axils of the leaves, capsule one-celled splitting into three pieces; smell aromatic, taste characteristic, bitterish, aromatic and resinous.

Uses: It is used for Depression, Impotence/infertility (male)