[ dam-ee-an-uh ]

  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.

Origin of damiana

First recorded in 1865–70; from Latin American Spanish (Mexico)

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