If you have been with us for some time, you may know that damiana is our favourite happy herb – and the original inspiration behind the creation of Happy Herb Co!
Why is damiana one of our favourite happy herbs for promoting positive mental health?
Traditionally used by the Aztecs for addressing infertility and low libido, damiana has since been discovered to have positive effects on mood, beyond just being a potent aphrodisiac!
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) mildly affects the psyche, producing a gentle emotional uplift that can last for up to one and a half hours. Some damiana before bed relaxes one for love-making and promotes pleasant dreams, so we really like this one for winding down at the end of a stressful day. Three-dimensional effects and colour appreciation may also be heightened.
Check out our alcohol-free mocktail recipe for a Damiana Mojito!
Our customers have loved using this one as a non-addictive option for stress relief, and clinical research has proven that it works! According to this clinical study, damiana extracts have “significant anxiolytic activity”¹.
Damiana may be suitable as a natural option for relieving some mood symptoms of depression as well.²
Try out damiana for yourself — drank as a tea, in tincture form, or smoked in a herbal blend — by purchasing in our online store!
Our goal is to make sure everyone feels good about themselves and their mental health, no matter what they are going through or where they are in life.
¹Anti-Anxiety studies on the homeopathic formulations of Turnera aphrodisiaca. Want to know more.
²Pharmacological Evaluation of Bioactive Principle of Turnera aphrodisiaca. Want to know more.