Turnera diffusa


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damiana

Herbal medicine
An annual herb containing cineole, thymol and other volatile oils, such as cymene, calamenene (a cyanogenic glycosideresin), etc. It is said to be antimicrobial, laxative and stimulate sex hormone production, and has been used for depression, lethargy, hormone imbalances and urogenital disorders; some believe it to be an aphrodisiac.

Toxicity
Headaches, insomnia.

Turnera diffusa,

n See damiana.
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S Dd Pa Totomache (s) (MPF 279) Solanum rostratum Dunal S Dd Pa Diente de perro (bl) (MPF 213) Turneraceae Turnera diffusa (Willd.
S Dd Pa 6 6,8 Totomache (s) (MPF 279) Solanum rostratum Dunal S Dd Pa 4 4,5 Diente de perro (bl) (MPF 213) Turneraceae Turnera diffusa (Willd.
These results were comparable to those obtained with the dichloromethane and methanol extracts of the well known Mexican species Turnera diffusa.
Wats (Verbenaceae); Opuntia cholla, Weber (Cactaceae) and Turnera diffusa Wild (Turneraceae) were collected from 16 randomly located linear transects of 30m long.