Definition of Damiana

1. n. A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.



Definition of Damiana

1. Noun. ''Turnera diffusa'', an American passifloraceous shrub whose leaves were traditionally used for relaxation by indigenous peoples. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Damiana

1. a tropical American shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Damiana

1. A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac. There are several varieties derived from different plants, especially. From a species of Turnera and from Bigelovia veneta. Origin: NL.; of uncertain origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damiana

damboard
damboards
dambonite
dambose
dambrod
dambrods
dame
damehood
damehoods
damelopre
damelopres
dames
damewort
dameworts
damfool
damiana (current term)
damianas
damiaoite
daminozide
damlike
damma
dammable
dammar
dammar pine
dammar resin
dammara
dammarane
dammaras
dammars
dammas

Literary usage of Damiana

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1. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1880)
"Generally I prescribe the Fluid extract of damiana in combination with equal parts of Glycerin and Syrup of tolu, or with some fruit syrup. ..."

2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"COMMON NAME : damiana. Botanical Source, History, and Description.—This drug was introduced, in 1874, by Dr. FO St. Clair, and first appeared in the form of ..."

3. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1913)
"damiana.—Description of Turnera aphrodisiaca Ward History.—On January 13, 1876, while I was working up my Utah collection at the Department of Agriculture, ..."

4. An Epitome of the newer materia medica, standard medicinal products, and by Parke, Davis & Company (1886)
"Elixir damiana; each fluid ounce represents 2 drachms of the genuine damiana vomica, ... Elixir damiana, iron and phosphorus; each fluido'mcc contains the ..."

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