Damiana – Mexican Aphrodisiac

mexican aphrodisiac - damianaDamiana – dubbed the “ultimate feel good herb” in some cultures – has been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency in South America since Mayan times. It comes from a wild shrub that grows in Central and South America.

Spanish missionaries recorded the Mexican Indians drank damiana tea as an aphrodisiac. Ray Sahelian MD is his book Natural Sex Boosters (SquareOne Publishers) suggests it is best used together with other sex boosting herbs like tribulus and horny goat weed, rather than alone, when it may not be effective.

The results of a 2009 ethnopharmacological study by Mexico’s National Institute of Psychiatry support the folk use of damiana as an aphrodisiac and to treat sexual dysfunction.  
Livestrong suggests damiana works by increasing the blood flow to the genital area.

Damiana and Sexual Dysfunction 

Damiana is traditionally used to treat:


How Does Damiana Work?

damianin - damianaThe compound damianin, a chemical essential to the plant’s structure, has been shown to produce a relaxing effect on the central nervous system.

Damiana has also been shown to have a hypoglycemic effect, prompting discussion about its potential for diabetic and weight loss therapies.

The Physicians’ Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines, recognizes damiana leaf as an herbal supplement that may be helpful for conditions decreased libido, inflammation, and weight loss.

Cautions About Damiana Use

Web MD advises damiana is generally safe but should not be taken by people who have diabetes, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimers or Parkinsons disease, or breast cancer.  Not recommended for children or women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Because it affects blood sugar, damiana could interact with diabetes drugs.

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