Damiana is a shrub that tends to grow in hot and humid areas of the U.S. and well as other part of the world including Mexico. In fact, it has been used as an aphrodisiac since the age of the Mayans.

It has proven itself to be one of the best herbs to use for increasing sex drive because it’s natural, and more importantly, safe.


This magical herb has long been associated with improved libido and sexual function in women. It contains compounds that directly stimulate the nervous system, blood circulation, metabolism and even the genitals. Damiana is typically used by renowned herbalist worldwide for its benefits in sexual pleasure. Through study, it seems as though long term use can increase its effectiveness and helps to regulate sex hormones in women.

Cynthia Watson, a family and integrated medical practitioner with UCLA–Santa Monica and St. Johns hospitals in Santa Monica, CA, published a book that she wrote called, Love Potions, a Guide to Aphrodisiacs and Sexual Pleasures (14). It was in this writing; Watson said she saw a rejuvenated interest in sex among women who used Damiana. “In my practice, I have found Damiana to be one of the most effective aphrodisiacs available to women;” In addition, “It is also reported to induce erotic dreams when drunk at bedtime.” [14]


Not only does Damiana work as a stimulant, increasing stamina and Libido, It is useful for treating a lot of underlying issues that are often the root of sexual dysfunctions and low libido, like anxiety and depression. It can really help uplift a person’s overall mood and sense of well-being, and we all know how mood can affect our relationships.


Glad you asked, and the answer is yes it does!

Cynthia Watson also wrote about a patient of hers whose libido had decreased in her late 50s following a bout with menopause: “After using Damiana, she felt a renewed interest in sex. I’ve had great success with Damiana in a number of cases. It’s safe and effective.” She also wrote that Damiana can balance the hormonal systems of women during menopause—reducing hot flashes. [14]

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