Use Damiana In Your Meditation Practice
Damiana, also known as Turnera diffusa, is a low-growing plant with yellow flowers and fragrant leaves, that grows in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Damiana’s use as an herbal remedy predates written history. By the time the Spanish crossed the Atlantic, indigenous cultures had been using the leaf and stem for centuries to increase sexual desire, as an aphrodisiac and bladder tonic.
The origin of the common name damiana is from the Greek daman or damia meaning “to tame or subdue.”
What it’s used for
Traditionally, damiana has been used as a heart opener, mood elevator, calms the nerves, an aid for stress and anxiety.
Damiana is the perfect companion to your meditation practice, and helps cultivate psychic skills. It can bring one a great amount of inner focus while silencing the “inner chatter” that is often the obstacle to truly deep inner work. Damiana can be drank as a tea, added as a tincture to warm water or tea, burnt as meditation incense, sprayed as a myst in your meditation space, or used as a massage oil.
When damiana is used in meditation incense, it is said to increase psychic ability and clairvoyance. Damiana is useful in magical work in that it aids in the breaking down of the natural mental barriers and inhibitors.
It can be highly useful in tantra magic and in such activities as Astral travel, deep meditation and spirit quests. This herb can help to open their chakras and increase their psychic abilities in their quest for a heightened vision.
All in all, Damiana is a fabulous herb for helping you relax into love both as a solitary practitioner and human, and within the container of relationship or in the quest for one. Use it with respect and honor the boundaries and personal will of other humans in your work.
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