Damiana is a plant that is used in Ayurveda from many years back for its various medicinal uses. In ayurvedic texts this herb is described as a major aphrodisiac herb. According to history, leaves of this herb was first used in Mexico in form of a drink to increase love enhancing properties. After that this herb is distributed throughout the world for its powerful aphrodisiac properties. Leaves and roots of the plant is used to prepare various ayurvedic medications.
Leaves contain various vitamins, minerals, tannins, starch and other essential oils that are very beneficial for various health issues. It possesses anti-depressant properties, anti-inflammatory properties. This miraculous herb is good for treating male and female reproductive problems. Its anti-oxidant properties help to fight against various infections and help to repair damage body cells. Anti-cancerous properties protect body from the risk of cancerous cells. It is used to stimulate blood flow in sexual organs and also helps to provide proper oxygen to genital organs. Infusions prepared from dried leaves and roots are used for various health issues.
Damiana is highly aromatic plant that belongs to turneraceae family. Plant grows maximum 60cm in height. Immature leaves of damiana are pale green in colour and when dries, turn into brownish yellow colour. Leaves of this plant are about 25mm long and are very narrow. Leaves contain serrated edges.
Damiana is basically a Mexican shrub. It is mainly native of Mexico and it is largely found in South America and in some regions of Sothern America. It is also found in California and Central America.
Damania contains various active compounds that are harmful for body. So it is not recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers. This herb interferes the function of insulin secretion so it should not be recommended for diabetic sufferers.