The world has bestowed everything in the environment for the living of her human children. We can find all things required for our livelihood within our surroundings. Herbal plants are such a gift of nature that saves human life. Herbal medicines are very effective in some cases. There are many diseases which can’t be cured properly by allopathic treatments. But in some cases herbal treatment can easily cure them instead of any surgery. These medicines costs very little and work without any side effects. Damiana is such an herb. It has numerous benefits and comparatively very low side effects. In this article I will briefly discuss the uses and side effects of the Damiana herb.
Scientifically Damiana is known as Turnera diffusa. It is a herb. The components used as medicine of this plant are the leaf and stem. In the past it was used for the treatment of loss of balance and giddiness. It’s use as Aphrodisiac started more than 100 years ago. Now it is reputed in the treatment of prophylaxis and sexual instability. It can also control depression, bedwetting, nervous dyspepsia and constipation. It also helps to strengthen and motivate during hard work. It is also capable of maintaining physical and mental capability. It is effective in treating headaches if inhaled with steam of boiled water.
The dosage of Damiana is 2 to 4 ml three times every day. In case of capsule, 3 capsules a day. If you want to take it with tea then mix every 5 gm with 150 ml water and use three times a day.
The side effects of Damiana are that it may cause headache, insomnia, hallucinations, liver injury and irritation of urethral mucous membrane. Women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding should steer clear as the side effects are currently unknown. It may also deactivate the anti-diabetics action of the body. So if any diabetic patient uses this he must test her blood glucose and use it within a safety limit. So you must use it according to the prescription given by the health care provider.
Damiana can be a great medicine if you can use it in proper limit. It will save you from many diseases if you regularly take it. If you once use it then you will thank yourself seeing a great change in your health.