noun Etymology: American Spanish Date: 1868 1. the dried leaf of a tropical American shrub (Turnera diffusa syn. T. aphrodisiaca) used especially formerly as an aphrodisiac and tonic; also a preparation containing damiana 2. the plant from which damiana is obtained

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  • Damiana — (Turnera diffusa) Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Malpighienartige (Malpighiales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Damiana — Da mi*a na, n. [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Med.) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several varieties derived from different plants, esp. from a species of {Turnera} and from {Bigelovia veneta}. Wood & Bache.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damiāna — Damiāna, s. Turnera …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Damiana — Damiāna, die getrockneten Blätter und Zweigspitzen von Turnĕra aphrodisiăca Ward., einer strauchigen Turnerazee Mexikos und Kaliforniens, als Tonikum und Stimulans des Sexualapparats verwendet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • damiana — damiana. f. Méx. Planta cuyas hojas se usaban como tónico y afrodisíaco …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • damiana — f. Méx. Planta cuyas hojas se usaban como tónico y afrodisíaco …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Damiana — Taxobox name = Damiana image width = 250px image caption = Turnera diffusa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Turneraceae genus = Turnera species = T. diffusa binomial = Turnera diffusa… …   Wikipedia

  • damiana — plačioji turnera statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Turnerinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Turnera diffusa), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Turnera diffusa;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • damiana — /dam ee an euh/, n. the dried leaves of a Mexican plant, Turnera diffusa, formerly used as a laxative and a tonic, and purported to be effective in the treatment of sexual impotence. [ < AmerSp] * * * …   Universalium

  • damiana — da·mi·a·na (dah″me ahґnə) the leaves of the Mexican plants Turnera aphrodisiaca (T. diffusa) and Haplopappus discoideus, which are said to be tonic, analeptic, diuretic, and aphrodisiac. Called also turnera …   Medical dictionary

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