- the dried leaves of a Mexican plant, Turnera diffusa, formerly used as a laxative and a tonic, and purported to be effective in the treatment of sexual impotence.
Origin of damiana
From American Spanish
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Examples from the Web for damiana
The elder of these daughters was Rosa, and the younger was Damiana.
Then Damiana put it on her foot, but her foot was too small.
Then she sat between her two sisters, but neither Rosa nor Damiana recognized her.
Damiana exerts a stimulant effect upon the sexual appetite and function.
When night came, Rosa and Damiana went to the ball, and Juana retired for the night as soon as her daughters were gone.