Damiana is a small shrub with tiny yellow flowers. Only grows in Central and South America. Mayans have used this plant to relax men and women in regards to intimacy. As a bladder tonic, it helps men with impotence. And for women, it increases sexual desire by decreasing vaginal dryness.1
Damian acts as a tonic on the central nervous system and hormonal system. The leaves have traditionally been made into a tea and incense for its relaxing effects. Its traditional uses are nervine, digestive support, relaxing tea and pleasurable smoke.
Damiana contains alkaloids similar to caffeine that have stimulating and aphrodisiac effects. It stimulates blood flow to the genital area and increases sensitivity. Flavonoids like pinocembrin, were identified that increase testosterone levels and libido.