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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.

Headaches, insomnia.
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Herbal made from Turnera diffusa; purported value as an aphrodisiac and weight-loss supplement; tetanic seizures reported.
Synonym(s): herba de la pastora, miziboc.
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