Metaphysical Properties Of Damiana Leaf
Official Name: Taraxacum officinale
Other Names: Mexican Damiana, Damiana Aphrodisia
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Lust, Visions
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Damiana Leaf
Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells.
When burned, it can produce visions.
Healing with Damiana Leaf
Damiana has been used as an apoptogenic tonic. It aids in improving mood, relieving stress, anxiety, and general relaxation. It has been said to increase overall blood flow.
Inhaling the steam from steeping Damiana in boiling water can ease headaches.
Damiana has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, though it is somewhat subdued. Rather than making you horny, Damiana increases general blood flow, mood, and focus, improving the sexual experience for those who have trouble relaxing and enjoying sexual encounters. It has been said to intensify orgasms.
Damiana can improve mood swings and ease hormonal changes, especially those related to menstruation and menopause.
Damiana can aid with weight loss.
Some studies of Damiana show promise in treating breast cancer.
Magick with Damiana Leaf
Damiana can be drunk as tea or smoked before a ritual, where an altered state of consciousness needs to be involved. It is also an excellent addition to ritual incense. It is helpful in sex magick spells.
Damiana can be smoked or drunk in a tea to aid with Lucid Dreaming. Some say that Damiana helps with sleep; others may find that it actually interferes with sleep.
Damiana can be added to loves spells and philters, but keep its nature in mind. Best used between lovers looking to spice things up, improve their sexual relationship, and overcome difficulties resulting from stress. Damiana is fun when shared in massage oil form, though do not apply the oil directly to the genitals.