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Damiana has long been used around the world as a general sexual tonic for both men and women.* For more information damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca), please refer to the Database File for Damiana in the Tropical Plant Database. See pictures of damiana here.
Traditional Uses:* as a male and female sexual stimulant used to treat erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia; to tone, balance, and strengthen the central nervous system and for emotional stress, depression, and anxiety; for general hormonal balancing; for nervous stomach, colic, and dyspepsia; for mood disorders (hypochondria, obsessive compulsive disorder, neurosis, paranoia, etc.)Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1 cup amounts, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.