Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, Southern California, Mexico,and Central America. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians. The leaves have traditionally been made into a tea and an incense which was used by native people of Central and South America for its relaxing effects. Spanish missionaries first recorded that the Mexican Indians drank Damiana tea mixed with sugar for use as an aphrodisiac.
1.Damiana has anti-depressant properties and helps to boost the overall mood and bring about a general feeling of well-being.
2.This medicinal herb has hormonal balancing properties. It has been shown to help with the hormonal imbalances common with menopause in women.
3.Damiana is also used for treating mood disorders. It helps level hormonal responses and boost mood.
4.This herb has been used as a central nervous system depressant to help with CNS disorders and modify and control the nervous response.
5.Constipation is another condition that has been treated with this herb.
6.Traditional uses for damiana include; anti-anxiety, antiseptic, anti spasmodic, cough supressant, mild laxative, digestive stimulant, expectorant, diuretic, and astringent.
1.This herb has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.
2.It has been shown to help boost energy and reduce the effects of exhaustion.