Definition of damiana in English:

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damiana

Pronunciation: /ˌdamēˈanə/

noun

A small shrub native to Mexico whose leaves are used in herbal medicine and in the production of a liqueur. It is reputed to possess aphrodisiac qualities.
  • Turnera diffusa, family Turneraceae.
Example sentences
  • Some of the herbs that are listed as ingredients include damiana, chaste tree, black cohosh and saw palmetto.
  • The herbal remedies suggested by the website include kava kava, damiana, lemon balm, St John's wort and 5HTP.
  • In this, it is deeper acting than other herbs, such as the African yohimbe, the South America muira puama or the milder Central American damiana.

Origin

American Spanish.

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Syllabification: dam·i·an·a

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