Parts used: Leaves
Alterative, aphrodisiac, diuretic, nervine, stimulant, purgative (gentle)
Calcium, potassium, protein, selenium, sodium, vitamin A, C and B-complex, zinc
Traditional uses of damiana include nervousness, fatigue, hormone balance, female disorders and increasing sexual function. It is used most often for treating female disorders such as problems with menopause and strengthening the reproductive organs. It has been found to help with infertility in both males and females, by strengthening the egg in the female and increasing the sperm count in the male. Damiana helps to revitalize the body when in a state of exhaustion. It can also be found in some cough formulas and is used to treat colds and flu and to stimulate the central nervous system. It is also a great alterative for the brain.
Studies have concluded that damiana has a beneficial effect on sexual debility and nervous tension. Damiana strengthens the nerves and brain. It is also used for chronic fatigue and exhaustion, both mental and physical. It is excellent when used in formulas with herbs such as ginseng, suma, sarsaparilla and saw palmetto.
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