Damiana is a small green shrub found throughout Mexico and Central America. Since ancient times, the indigenous peoples of this region have used the bittersweet leaves of Damiana as an aphrodisiac and for the smooth sedative effects.
Damiana is Mexico's herbal version of Viagra and not only consumed by men. Damiana has been used for centuries by Mexican women. They found that a cup of Damiana tea taken one or two hours before intercourse helped to immerse them in their passion.
Damiana is classified as a nervine tonic and contains seta-bitoserol which has a direct stimulating effect on sexual organs.
Damiana is used by Native to Oaxaca Mexico for strengthening the nervous and hormonal systems. Some claim that drunk as a tea it has a relaxing effect not-unlike low doses of a well-known herb.
Only the tops and leaves are harvested while the plant is in flower to assure a high alkaloid content.