Turnera diffusa, an American passifloraceous shrub whose leaves were traditionally used for relaxation by indigenous peoples.
a Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac
Origin: [NL.; of uncertain origin.]
Turnera diffusa, known as damiana, is a shrub native to southwestern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. It belongs to the family Passifloraceae. Damiana is a relatively small shrub that produces small, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in early to late summer and is followed by fruits that taste similar to figs. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like odor somewhat like chamomile, due to the essential oils present in the plant. The leaves have traditionally been made into a tea and an incense which was used by native people of Central and South America for its relaxing effects. Spanish missionaries first recorded that the Mexican Indians drank Damiana tea mixed with sugar for use as an aphrodisiac.
The numerical value of damiana in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of damiana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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