Originally from Mexico, damiana (Turnera diffusa) is a flowering herb that belongs to the plant family Turneraceas. Damiana is known for being an excellent natural aphrodisiac but it also appears to provide a laxative and diuretic action that is the source of its detoxifying effects. Damiana Leaves by Now Foods also has stimulant effects and helps with regulation of the blood glucose.
This plant is rich in: fibre, calcium, chromium, potassium, caffeine, damianina and arbutin. For centuries, the Mayan Indians of Mexivo used damiana as a powerful aphrodisiac for both men and women. This herb acts as a sexual stimulant which not only increases libido but also increases sexual pleasure. Damiana is widely used as a remedy for male sexual impotence. Also known as erectile dysfunction, male impotence is characterised by the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
Damiana Leaves helps to alleviate these symptoms by increasing blood flow to the genital area during sexual stimulation. Damiana is also often used to correct female frigidity. The herb has a mechanism that increases blood circulation in the genital area. This has the effect of increasing sensitivity of the clitoris, and intensifying sexual pleasure.
As well as its aphrodisiac properties, Damiana Leaves by Now Foods also helps to alleviate stress, anxiety and mild depression, in both men and women. The properties of Damiana to improve mood are particularly beneficial when a sexual component is involved.