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.
Historically damiana has been used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, especially if these symptoms have a sexual component. The herb is also used as a general tonic to improve wellness.
Damiana is sometimes used as an apoptogenic tonic. It is associated with bringing on an improved mood, relieving stress and anxiety and general relaxation. It is also said to increase overall blood flow.
Damiana increases general blood flow, mood and focus, which can improve the sexual experience for those who have trouble relaxing and enjoying sexual encounters due to the distraction of stress in other areas of their lives. It is also said to intensify orgasms.
Damiana is said to improve mood swings and to ease hormonal changes, especially those related to menstruation and menopause.
Damiana is said to help with weight loss.
Some studies with Damiana have shown promise in the treatment of breast cancer.
INSTRUCTIONS : Take half a dropper or tincture in 15 ml of water, three times a day. The organic herb preserved in 80 proof alcohol.