Turnera Aphrodisiaca

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Turnera Aphrodisiaca signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Turnera Aphrodisiaca is used

      Turnera aphrodisiaca. Damiana. N.O. Turneraceae. Tincture of fresh plant.


Amenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea. Fatigue. Impotence. Leucorrhoea. Migraine. Prostate, affections of. Spermatorrhoea. Sterility. Urine, incontinence of.


Hale has collected from old-school sources much experience respecting this drug, showing its power over the genito-urinary system. The herb *Damiana (the local name of Turn. a.), has long been a domestic medicine in Mexico, where it is used to “invigorate the system.” Indian hunters discovered that a decoction of it was a great invigorator after wearisome journeys, and they also found in it a cure for inability to exercise the reproductive functions in both sexes. Hale gives many cases illustrating the latter. Among the causes of the defect in the cured cases are injury to spine from a fall, sexual excess, syphilis or gonorrhoea, in the men, and amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and leucorrhoea in the women. Douglass (*Hahn Ad., xxxix. 660) reports three cases of incontinence of urine: Man, 63, for four years has had dribbling of urine day and night. *Turn. 2x, in water, four times a day, cured in two months. Another use of *Turn. is recorded (*H. R. xii., 410) in severe migraine, “One or two doses given within an hour causes the headache to cease and induces sleep, from which the patient wakens free from headache and with good appetite.” This is perhaps analogous to the power of *Turn. to dispel fatigue.


*Compare: Impotence, injuries, over-exertion, fatigue, Bellis, Arnica Prostatic affections, Sabal., Solid. Migraine, Epipheg.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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