May 30, 2011

Use Damiana Tea For Traditional Medicines

Most people in many countries use damiana tea for traditional herbal medicines due to it has lots of health benefits to heal various disease. Damiana is a shrub that comes from Central and South America which is often used to make tea or infusion. So in this article we talk about the benefits, side effects, as well as how to make damiana tea. 

Benefits of Damiana Tea
  • Damiana tea has been used for constipation as well as nervous dyspepsia.
  • It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.
  • People suffering from asthma have also benefited from the use of damiana tea.
  • Mood swings and depression have also been treated with damiana tea.
  •  bronchitis and ear-nose-throat problems can be treated with the regular consumption of damiana tea.
  • It has proved to be beneficial in fighting menstrual problems.
  • It helps in enhancing sexual stimulation in both sexes.
  • It helps in increasing the energy levels and thereby also combat lethargy.
Side Effects of Damiana Tea
A part from numerous damiana tea benefits, there are some rare side effects that may appear. If high doses of damiana are taken, it can cause diarrhea, which can eventually lead to dehydration. It has been said to change blood sugar levels. Hence people suffering from high blood sugar levels should be cautious before they take the tea. People suffering from kidney diseases, may want to refrain from the consumption of damiana tea. Very high dose of the tea can also cause disorientation, dizziness, headache and also insomnia. It is recommended, that pregnant women, should NOT consume damiana tea, as the effect of the herb on pregnancy is not yet thoroughly examined.

Damiana Tea Recipe
  • Damiana Tea 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Water 1 cup
  • Raw Honey (optional) 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Wedges (or Lemon Juice ½ teaspoon) 1
  • Boil.water in a saucepan
  • Place damiana tea leaves in a coffe mug, then pour the boiled water on the leaves.
  • Cover the cup and let the tea leaves steep into the water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea and add raw honey to it.
  • Garnish the tea with lemon wedges or add lemon juice to the tea for the additional flavor.
Now it's time to make damiana tea and enjoy it. However, do not drink it in excess. Or it is suggested to consult your health care professional before consuming it..

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