Damiana is a plant that grows naturally in Central and South America. It is still relatively unknown in Western Europe. It can be used to help treat a variety of conditions, including digestive problems, anxiety disorders, sleep problems, depression, lack of energy, and libido issues. In addition, Damiana has positive effects on male and female fertility.
What is Damiana?
Damiana is a shrub of the Turneracea family, native to Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies. Its leaves, collected during the blooming period and dried, are most beneficial in terms of stimulating, aphrodisiac and urinary tract disinfecting effects. They contain a number of valuable substances, such as terpenes, pinenes, caffeine, and essential oils, which provide direct nerve stimulation, increase the blood circulation to the sex organs and stimulate the metabolic rate.
Damiana Improves Sexual Function
There is evidence of the plant’s effectiveness as an aphrodisiac. Damiana has been used by the Mexican Mayans for decades to improve men and women’s sexual health and treat problems such as impotence, poor sexual performance, and lack of sexual desire. The plant has proven to be effective in strengthening and stimulating the sexual organs. Consuming it in small amounts can sustain libido for a longer period of time. Increased sexual desire in turn leads to more substantial release of reproductive hormones. Damiana is known to increase hormone secretion in men and women.
In men, the plant proves to be helpful in raising testosterone levels, and in women, it can regulate critical reproductive hormones such as progesterone. The plant improves nervous system function and results in increased blood flow throughout the body, including the reproductive organs, and many people experience increased sexual desire and feel more energetic. Damiana even helps women have more powerful orgasms!
Damiana’s effects on female fertility
Irregular menstruation, which can be caused by infections among other things, can lead to fertility problems. Damiana is a natural cleansing method. The plant contains plenty of antioxidants and can thus fight inflammation effectively. It acts as an astringent in the urine with the ability to detoxify the genitourinary tract, which is often considered to be the source of infections that can subsequently cause fibroid growth or other complications with an adverse effect on ovulation.
Damiana’s effects on male fertility
Damiana is able to increase the secretion of male hormones such as testosterone, which plays a crucial role in the formation and maturation of sperm. The plant helps raise testosterone levels in men, which in turn increases sperm levels. In addition, it is used to improve sperm motility and to counteract erectile problems.
A clinical study involving 1,000 men in the United States and Europe showed that the plant improved erectile function in cases of repeated sexual intercourse after orgasm. A combination of Damiana and Muira Puama is associated with increased frequency of intercourse, morning erections and erection stability during sexual intercourse.
Many homeopaths find that Damiana has a beneficial effect on the reproductive system. Sexual function and strength are restored. In addition, Damiana can be used to treat premature ejaculation and cure azoospermia (absence of sperm in the ejaculate), as it improves the oxygen supply and circulation of fluid in the genitals.
Fertility problems in men are often caused by infections in the genitourinary tract. Decreased urine production and cystitis can affect the male reproductive system and lead to infertility. Damiana plays the role of a natural diuretic by stimulating the increased production and excretion of urine and by stimulating the kidneys to process more toxins. This improves the overall circulation in the male reproductive organs.
Despite the numerous positive properties of Damiana, large doses should be avoided, as these can cause headaches among other health-related issues. Damiana must be taken over a longer period of time for it to be effective. Please talk to a physician before taking it.