5gms premium powder
mix into herbal smoke mix or capsulate swallon teaspoon wth juice or water
Damiana is gentle and euphoric,
There’s evidence that damiana herb has a very long history of use as a natural aphrodisiac and relaxant in Central and South America, dating back to the time of the ancient Aztecs, Mayans and Guaycura who lived in modern-day Mexico.
What does damiana do, and what makes it beneficial?
Some people compare damiana to cannabis due to its relaxing and simultaneously stimulating effects. (1) In fact, although I don’t recommend using it in this way, damiana is smoked and infused in baked recipes just like cannabis is.
It contains a number of active ingredients that can positively impact functions of the endocrine and nervous systems. In herbal medicine, damiana is used to both relax the body and improve energy levels at the same time.
“The origin of the common name damiana is from the Greek daman or damia meaning ‘to tame or subdue.'”
The leaf and stem of the Turnera diffusa plant have historically either been smoked or used to make herbal teas and tinctures that have many beneficial qualities. According to studies, active components that have been identified in damiana herb include volatile/essential oils (containing cineol, cymol, pinene), flavonoid antioxidants, caffeine, pinocembrin, cacetin, gonzalitosin, arbutin, tannin, thymol and damianin. (4)
1. Mood Enhancement and Stress Reduction
A common use of damiana herb is managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, nervousness, lethargy and insomnia. It is considered to be an adaptogen herb by some researchers since it can help build the body’s defenses against stress.
Damiana may help you feel more relaxed, alleviate physical symptoms tied to stress (like muscle tension or headaches) and allow you to fall asleep more easily.
It is said to help improve “overall wellness” by reducing many physical symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, and improving digestion, energy, concentration and sexual desire. (5)
2. Can Help Increase Libido/Sex Drive
Damiana has historically been known as a natural aphrodisiac because it’s said to improve sexual arousal and blood flow to the genital area. It’s believed that caffeine, arbutine and flavonoids are the main active compounds found in damiana that help with sexual function. It can help both men and women when it comes to improving libido, plus it may help reduce impotence.
Another reason that damiana is considered to have aphrodisiac qualities is because it can help improve energy levels, fight chronic fatigue, reduce the effects of stress (one of the biggest killers of sex drive) and improve stamina. (6)