Bottle size: 100 capsules
Suggested adult usage: Take 2-4 capsules, three times a day on an empty stomach (otherwise with food if not tolerated well). To obtain desired results Damiana needs to be taken regularly.
Approximate supply: 8-16 days
Damiana is a powerful plant with a long history of use throughout the world! First discovered and used as an aphrodisiac, it has since been proven to be beneficial for many health issues! This herb was first recorded with aphrodisiac effects in scientific literature over 100 years ago, and from 1888 to 1947 Damiana leaf and Damiana elixirs were even listed in the United States National Formulary! For more than a century this plant has been associated with improving sexual function and restoring reproductive health in both males and females!
Damiana may help:
- Enhance sexual stimulation & fight sexual disorders
- Increase energy & stamina
- Improve the mood and fight anxiety
- Fight menstrual or menopausal disorders
- Aid in weight loss
- Fight digestive problems including heartburn & constipation
- Suppress coughs and reduce inflammation in the lungs
- Prevent or alleviate headaches (including migraines)
Damiana and Sexual Function
Damiana has long been claimed to have a stimulating effect on libido, and its use as an aphrodisiac has continued into modern times, with recent scientific research validating this use. Several studies have shown evidence of increased sexual activity in both sexes. It has been shown to increase the sperm count and help with erectile dysfunction in males and strengthen the eggs and help with the inability to achieve orgasm in females. While it has been shown to help increase blood flow and stimulation in the sexual organs, it also increases energy levels which also helps to restore libido and desire.
Damiana’s ability to improve female sexual health has been thoroughly examined. In one study, scientists from the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine studied 77 women over the age of 21 who wanted to improve their sexual function. 34 of these women took a preparation containing Damiana (which improves blood circulation to the sexual organs), and 43 received a placebo (sugar pill) each day. After only four weeks, over 73 percent of the women who took the Damiana preparation reported an overall improvement in their sex lives, compared with only 37.2 percent of those in the placebo group. Improvements were experienced in several areas including: sexual desire, reduction of vaginal dryness, frequency of sexual intercourse and orgasm, and increased sensation.
In 1999, a group of researchers in Italy administered Damiana to both sexually potent and sexually sluggish (or impotent) rats. The extract had no effect on sexually potent rats but, in the others, it increased the percentage of rats achieving ejaculation and made them more sexually active. Damiana has been shown to be particularly stimulating for sexually exhausted or impotent male rats as well as generally increased sexual activity in rats of both sexes. Results of a few laboratory studies suggest that Damiana may have a slight ability to widen blood vessels – an effect that may help play a part in helping relieve impotence.
Damiana has hormonal-balancing properties, without containing hormones! It has been shown to help with the hormonal imbalances common with menopause in women. However, scientists have reassuringly confirmed that Damiana does not have any effect on the female hormone estrogen. This means that there is no risk attached to its use that it might produce estrogen-related health problems like unhealthy breast cells or other side effects typically associated with hormonal therapy.
Damiana has an additional promising benefit: it can aid weight loss! Research shows that the plant slows down the emptying of food from the stomach. This means you feel full even after eating a small meal, which prevents overeating and promotes good digestion! The extract also stimulates blood circulation in the body and can cause an increase in energy level that aids in weight loss. Damiana is used frequently in combination with other plants for its thermogenic activity (meaning it produces heat in the body by stimulating the metabolism).
Nervousness & Anxiety
Damiana extract is thought to calm the nervous system. This helps to soothe nervousness, anxiety, and mood disorders. Damiana encourages an overall feeling of well being and helps level hormonal responses and boost mood. These effects have been verified by scientific research, and it has recently been shown that a chemical essential to the plant’s structure, damianin, causes a calming of the central nervous system which may cause some of its relaxation effects.
Damiana – Used Around the World
• The British Herbal Pharmacopoeiacites indications for the use of Damiana for “anxiety with a predominant sexual factor, mood problems, nervous stomach, and coital (sexual) inadequacy.”
• Dr. E. F. Steinmetz states that in Holland, Damiana is renowned for its sexual-enhancing qualities and its positive effects on the reproductive organs.
• In Germany, the leaves are used to relieve “excess mental activity” and nervous anxiety, and as a tonic for the hormonal and central nervous systems.
Our 100% Damiana is highly-potent, yet a safe and natural alternative for aiding sexual health and energy! In fact, Damiana even appears on the FDA’s list of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) foods and is widely used as a food flavoring!
• Damiana has demonstrated mild hypoglycemic effects in animals. Persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia, or those on blood sugar-lowering medication should use this herb with caution, and monitor blood sugar levels accordingly for this possible effects.
• Damiana has a traditional use as an abortive and should not be used during pregnancy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.