Damiana Turnera Diffusa
Damiana is a small shrub that grows 1-2 meters high and bears aromatic, serrate leaves that are 10-25 cm long. Damiana is found throughout Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, as well as in parts of South America.
First recorded to be used as an aphrodisiac in the ancient Mayan civilization, a Spanish missionary first reported that the Mexican Indians made a drink from the damiana leaves, added sugar, and drank it for its proven power to enhance lovemaking.
Damiana is renowned for its sexual-enhancing qualities and its positive effects on the reproductive organs. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia cites indications for the use of damiana for "anxiety neurosis with a predominant sexual factor, depression, nervous dyspepsia, atonic constipation, and coital inadequacy."
The leaves contain up to 1% volatile oil that is comprised of at least 20 constituents (including 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, alpha- and beta-pinene, thymol, alpha-copaene, and calamene). Damiana leaves also contain tannins, flavonoids, beta-sitosterol, damianin, and the glycosides gonzalitosin, arbutin, and tetraphyllin B. Damiana has been reported to be non-toxic in humans and animals.
In 1999, a group of researchers in Italy administered damiana to both sexually potent and sexually sluggish (or impotent) men. The extract had a lesser effect on sexually potent men but, in the others, it increased the percentage of men achieving ejaculation and made them more sexually active.
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Scientific Literature and References
1. Meiotic recombination in Turnera (Turneraceae): extreme sexual difference in rates, but no evidence for recombination suppression associated with the distyly (S) locus J D J Labonne1, A J Hilliker1 and J S Shore1 Heredity (2007) 98, 411–418. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800957; published online 21 March 2007
2. Kumar, Suresh1; Taneja, Ruchi1; Sharma, Anupam1 "The Genus Turnera : A Review Update Pharmaceutical Biology (Formerly International Journal of Pharmacognosy)," Volume 43, Number 5, July-August 2005 , pp. 383-391(9)