How do you make damiana tea?


Quick Answer

Making damiana tea involves steeping dried damiana leaves in boiling water and adding ingredients that will enhance its flavor. Although considered an aphrodisiac tea, damiana tea has other medicinal uses in folk medicine, including for sexual problems, depression, bladder infection and mental stamina.

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To make damiana tea, some things needed are: dried leaves, a tea kettle, pot, strainer, boiling water, tea cup, honey and lemon juice.

Step 1: Use dried leaves

Place one to two teaspoons of the dried leaves in the tea kettle.

Step 2: Boil water

Boil one cup of water in the pot on the stove top.

Step 3: Steep the leaves

Pour the boiling water into the tea kettle and allow the leaves to steep for about 15 minutes.

Step 4: Strain the tea

Use the strainer to strain the tea into the tea cup or other drinking container. For added flavor, use one teaspoon of honey and about one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Discard the leaves.

Although people used this medicinal tea for centuries to treat certain health problems, there is insufficient evidence for its efficacy as treatment for many of these conditions.

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