Turnera diffusa is a herbaceous shrub that is native to Texas, Mexico, Central America, and South America. This species is commonly known as Damiana. Once mature, the plants will produce small yellow aromatic flowers that are followed by small fruit that taste similar to figs. Damiana is a common additive to smoking blends and teas. This herb is often sought out for its sedative and aphrodisiac properties. Damiana is said to mix well with other calming herbs such as skullcap, passion flower, and chamomile. Damiana has also been used as an anti-anxiety herb, an anti-depressant herb, and a cough suppressant.
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