• Guaycura Liqueur de Damiana •

Product of Mexico

• Importer •

Damiana Importing, Inc.

Guaycura Liqueur de Damiana is a light herbal based liqueur from Mexico. It is made from the wild herb damiana (Turnera diffusa) which is native to Mexico and Central America. Damiana is a small shrub with smooth, pale green oval leaves and aromatic yellow flowers. This herb is long thought to have aphrodisiac properties and according to ancient legend Guaycura Indians drank Damiana Liqueur in their centuries old ceremonies. Though sceptics may dismiss this as myth, there are respected botanists that say damiana "stimulates the genito-urinary tract and is actually used in the treatment of sexual problems such as impotence, frigidity, sterility, and sexual exhaustion." The glass bottle is shaped in the likeness of a pregnant woman and said to be modeled after the Incan God of Fertility.

This liqueur is commonly used in place of Triple Sec to make the "Baja Margarita," served in resort areas all over the Mexican peninsula. It is an essential ingredient in a "Waborita" made at Sammy Hagars' Cabo San Lucas nightclub, "Cabo Wabo." The 'Official Damiana Liqueur Web Site' has a recipies for a number of cocktails as well as one for the "Damiana" or "Baja Margarita." Check out the site at: www.damiana.net