Damiana (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Mexican damiana, turnera aphrodisiaca, more...turnera diffusa
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Suggested Dosing

No typical dosage recommendations

Classical dosage of the leaf was 2 g

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Suggested Uses

headache, bedwetting, depression, nervous dyspepsia, atonic constipation, for prophylaxis and treatment of sexual disturbances, strengthening and stimulation during exertion, boosting and maintaining mental and physical capacity, and as an aphrodisiac

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information to rate efficacy

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            Adverse Effects

            None reported

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            None reported

            Cautions

            Excessive doses may cause insomnia & headache

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: no harmful effects known

            Lactation: no harmful effects known

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Reportedly has stimulant, antidepressant, thymoleptic, testosteromimetic, euphoric & nervous restorative properties

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