Said to be of use in sexual neurasthenia; impotency. Sexual debility from nervous prostration. Incontinence of old people. Chronic prostatic discharge. Renal and cystic catarrh; Frigidity of females. Aids the establishment of normal menstrual flow in young girls.


The leaves may be smoked for an alternative ‘happy high. Damiana tea also affects the psyche, producing a mild emotional uplift that can last for up to one and a half hours. A cup of damiana tea before bed relaxes one for love-making and promotes pleasant dreams (most likely erotic within the first seven days)! Three-dimensional effects and colour appreciation may also heightened.

Damiana as a tea is a tonic for the kidneys, the sexual organs and the nervous system. It is excellent at balancing the hormones and the emotions. The effect of this tea is definitely more noticeable when one is feeling down, out of sorts, grumpy, angry or upset, giving one an immediate and natural feeling of well-being. Many have used damiana to treat depression. Some have never felt the miserable pangs of depression ever again!

Many women have noticed that symptoms of premenstrual tension (PMT) as well as menopause, disappear with regular use of damiana (i.e. two or three cups per week).