Damiana: Ancient Mayan Secret for ED

Damiana was already known to the ancient Mayan civilization and was there as today used as a medicinal plant for suffering afflicted with various complaints.

What’s up with Damiana?

Damiana can stimulate your sexual experience in a gentle and natural way. The tropical plant with the Latin name “Turnera diffusa” is similar to basil. It is not only bitter and spicy, but also a warming herb.

In addition to its general activating effects, it is considered helpful in depression, impotence, premature ejaculation, frigidity and menopausal problems. The Indians have been using Damiana for thousands of years as a love potion.

The ingredients of the medicinal plant Damiana are:

  • essential oils
  • damianin
  • arbutin
  • tannin
  • glycoside
  • resin

The ingredients of the leaves, the so-called terpenes, have a relaxing effect on the autonomic nervous system, thus reducing stress states. In addition, Damiana promotes the circulation of your sexual organs and has both the central nervous system stimulating and libido-enhancing properties.

In addition Damiana acts:

  • toning
  • anticonvulsant
  • tonic
  • diuretic

For this reason, it is able to counteract problems with orgasm and potency as well as stress-related states of exhaustion. The active ingredients such as tannins and caffeine have a stimulating effect and thus also fight slightly depressive states. As a result of the positive effects on the general state of health, mental health always improves. A circumstance that naturally supports the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

These complaints can be treated with Damiana:

  • asthma
  • depressions
  • menstrual cramps
  • Lack of libido
  • frigidity

Is there scientific evidence?

There are only two studies on the efficacy of Damiana as a potentiator in male rats. The investigations actually showed that an extract of damiana root increased the sexual activity of the rats and reduced the period until the next ejaculation.

Damiana applications

Damiana unfolds its intoxicating effects best as an alcoholic extract. Lovers of love in Mexico do not swear by the damiana liqueur in vain. In Germany you only get it via internet auctions, for example at www.amazon.de.

If you do not want to order the liqueur, Damiana tea offers you an alternative. To do this pour over 3 teaspoons of the dried herb, which you can get in the pharmacy, 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves and 1 teaspoon of dried orange blossom with a liter of boiling water, let it simmer for 4 to 6 minutes and sweeten with honey. Strain, add 1 tablespoon to 1 cup of hot water and sip in sips.


In homeopathy, the mother tincture from the dried leaves of Turnera diffusa is used as an aphrodisiac. In your pharmacy there are several over-the-counter medicines available, such as Cefagil®, as Damiana D6 or D12 globules or the complex agent Manuia® with ginseng etc.

The latter also has a positive effect on stress conditions and inner restlessness with the other ingredients. For Damiana D6 or D12, I recommend 5 globules three times a day. For the other preparations please note the dosage recommendation of the manufacturer.