Damiana leaves are harvested during the flowering season for herbal supplementation use. Damiana is a member of the Turneraceae family and known scientifically as Turnera diffusa. Damiana contains volatile oil, tannins, resins, hydroquinone glycosides, and cyanogenic glycosides. The ethanolic extracts are reported to influence the central nervous system while the quinone arbutin contributes antibacterial properties.
At the time, there have been no adverse reactions reported.
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