Dried damiana tea leaves on a white background
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How to Make Damiana Tea

Known for its aphrodisiac properties, damiana tea helps in inhibiting stress and anxiety. It also helps to regulate menstruation, whilst improving digestion and metabolism. Yes, it is a one-stop shop for all things herbal, natural and therapeutic. It can be easily made at home if you have access to damiana dried leaves. Let's take a look at the recipe below. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Others
Keyword: Damiana Tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tsp damiana leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Instructions

  • Place 2 teaspoons of dried damiana leaves in a tea infuser or teapot.
    Dried damiana leaves in a ceramic bowl on a wooden counter
  • Bring a saucepan of water to boil and then pour over the leaves.
    A pot of boiling water
  • Allow this mixture to steep for 15-20 minutes, then strain the tea.
  • Add honey or a lemon wedge for flavor, if desired and enjoy the cup of hot tea with your friends and family!

Notes

Although damiana is great for your health, it is advised to be used carefully by people having liver or kidney problems and pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Although it can be smoked but is not advisable as it can cause severe hallucinations if this happens, go to your nearest emergency hospital.