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Damiana Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings
May have an effect on blood sugar.
- J Ethnopharmacol 1998 Jun;61(2):101-10 -- Study of the anti-hyperglycemic effect of plants used as antidiabetics. -- Alarcon-Aguilara FJ, Roman-Ramos R, Perez-Gutierrez S, Aguilar-Contreras A, Contreras-Weber CC, Flores-Saenz JL.
May stimulate sexual behavior.
- Psychopharmacology (Berl) 1999 Mar;143(1):15-9 -- Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual-behavior of male rats. -- Arletti R, Benelli A, Cavazzuti E, Scarpetta G, Bertolini A.
Consider a mild diuretic, mild laxative, can cause contractions of the intestinal tract and may have testosterone-like effects.
Not recommended if you have gastrointestinal or kidney disorders
- Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs.-- Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 492.
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