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damiana

[dam-ee-an-uh]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of damiana

From American Spanish
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Historical Examples of damiana

  • The elder of these daughters was Rosa, and the younger was Damiana.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • Then Damiana put it on her foot, but her foot was too small.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • Then she sat between her two sisters, but neither Rosa nor Damiana recognized her.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • 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.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler