Damiana is a shrub native to North and Central America. The leaf is the part of the damiana plant that contains the powerful therapeutic compounds. Damiana has long been used by Mexican cultures for treatment of a variety of conditions. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians and is used for both male and female sexual stimulation, increased energy, asthma, depression, impotence and menstrual problems.
Here are some of the uses: -Damiana herb or its leaves are mainly used as an aphrodisiac to boost libido and treat impotency in men. Damiana is presumed to be helpful in treating erectile dysfunction in men. -Damiana is considered as a tonic for the central nervous system. It is used as a central nervous system depressant to alleviate conditions like, anxiety, nervousness and depression -Damiana leaves may provide relief in painful menstruation. It can be used for delayed menstrual periods or menstrual irregularities as well. -Damiana is a natural laxative and hence, can help to ensure regular bowel movements. So, people having constipation may find this herb quite beneficial. -Damiana is supposed to have hormone balancing properties. It helps to manage the hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause and thereby, assists in relieving menopause symptoms -Apart from these, damiana also helps to increase metabolism, relieve cough, asthma and bronchitis. It can prove helpful for treating urinary tract infections as well.