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effects of Damiana are to stimulate the genito-urinary tract, acting as a mild aphrodisiac
and also produces a euphoric effect.
CAUTION: Excessive long term use of this herb may be
toxic to the liver, similar to alcohol.
Damiana can be prepared as a tea,
using two heaping tablespoons of dried leaf and letting it seep for just under 5 minutes.
[Adding a tablespoon of Catnip to this can increase the euphoria effect but may detract
from the aphrodisiac stimulation]. It can also be prepared as a liquor, by mixing it with
Vodka (1 ounce leaf to 1 pint vodka for 5 days before consuming), but may have a mild
purgative result in some people. You can also place it within a brownie mix, as if
marijuana, at about the same levels. This cuts the flavor, but not the effects as far as
is known. It can also be added to a standard meade recipe, about 1 ounce per gallon, at
the start of fermentation process.
Damiana is useful in magical work in
that it aids in the breaking down of the natural mental barriers and inhibitors, if not
used in excess, and preferably not by someone working on the opening of a gateway/portal.
It can be highly useful in tantra magics and in such activities as Astral travel, deep
meditation and spirit quests. Damiana is LEGAL at present in the US, but like most herbs
that have mind-influencing affects there have been attempts at legislation to prevent its
sale in some states; so far it should not be a problem. Damiana may also be useful in
small quantities for stomache ailments, and pain relief in mixes with other herbs.
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1996, 1998 by Lori Herron, R.N.and Alternative Nature
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