Here are the Damiana’s most notable attributes:
Aphrodisiac: The results of a 2009 ethnopharmacological study by Mexico’s National Institute of Psychiatry support the folk use of Damiana as an aphrodisiac. They also point to the herb’s possible therapeutic properties in the assistance of sexual dysfunction. This potential pro-sexual effect is attributed to the mechanism of action of compounds called flavonoids, which are found in Damiana leaf.
Impotence: Damiana is often used as a male sexual remedy for impotence. Also referred to as erectile dysfunction, male impotence is characterized by a consistent inability to achieve or sustain an erection, premature ejaculation, or both. Damiana helps to alleviate these symptoms by increasing blood flow to the genital area during sexual stimulation, facilitating erections.
Frigidity: Damiana is often prescribed by herbalists to correct female frigidity. The Damiana leaf is noted as having a similar mechanism of action in a woman’s body, as it does a man’s, by helping increase blood circulation, potentially enhancing the sensitivity of the clitoris, and assisting sexual pleasure.
Mood Enhancer: In addition to its aphrodisiac properties, Damiana may also serve as a mild mood enhancer that may help stress, anxiety and mild depression. Its potential mood-enhancing properties are particularly beneficial when a sexual component is involved.
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