Botanical name:Turnera diffusa or Turnera aphrodisiaca
Turnera ulmifolia looks the same, but is a different plant.
Common name: damiana
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Magical Uses These leaves are considered an aphrodisiac and are often used in spells to awaken lustful feelings. Burned as an incense, it is said to induce visions. Ruling Element: Fire, good luck, divination, dreams. This can also be used as an herb in love spells.
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cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Damiana is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTAWAM: Tea: Awakened Vitality ~1/3 oz A stimulating mix of gota kola, ginseng, peppermint, damiana, rosemary, eucalyptus and black tea base. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTLOVM: Tea: Lovers ~1/3 oz (Aprodisiac) Promotes peaceful, loving feelings with lavender, jasmine, ladys mantle, peach tree leaves, damiana, myrtle and clove. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
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