Damiana, scientifically known as Turnera Difussa, is a shrub that belongs to the passifloraceae family, a family of flowering plants that contains around about 750 classified species including trees, shrubs, and lianas and climbing plants. These plants are mostly found in tropical regions and the family has got its name from the passion flower genus (Passiflora) which includes the edible passion fruit and garden plants such as Maypop and Running Pop. It’s a small shrub that blossoms in early to late summer and produces small but aromatic flowers. The yellow flowers of Damiana have a spice-like odor that resembles Chamomile and its fruits are said to have a taste somewhat like figs. In Mexico, Damiana has been used as an important ingredient in liquor and even today, the Damiana herb-based liquor is frequently exported across the world. Also in margaritas; which is a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec, and lime that are often served shaken with ice, blended with ice, or without ice; Damiana is used in the place of triple sec, an orange-flavored liquor prepared from the dried peels of bitter and sweet orange. As per the Mexican folklore, Damiana was used in the original margarita and the Damiana margarita is much popular among the Mexicans.
In the nineteenth century, Damiana was used for various patent medicines such as Pemberton’s French Wine Coca and many others. Damiana contains maltol glucoside, the polyterpene ficaprenol-11, phenolics, sesquiterpenoids, seven cyanogenic glycosides, monoterpenoids, triterpenoids, fatty acids, caffeine and total 22 flavonoids including damianin; tetraphyllin B; gonzalitosin I; arbutin; tricosan-2-one as well as acacetin. It also contains essential oils, thymol, cyanogenic glycosides and trace amounts of phosphorus and has been used for its aphrodisiac properties. To know the mechanics of Damiana, let us the anatomy of the penis, first of all.
The penis has two paired cylinders called the Corpora Cavernosa that, when aroused, expand and fill with blood and create the hardness of your erection. This is the capacity of the Corpora Cavernosa to fill with blood during arousal that decides the thickness and length of an erection, and this function may decrease with the age of a person and that’s reason why you feel the need of an aphrodisiac herb. Through various clinical testing, it has been found that the penile tissue of the Corpora Cavernosa increases its capacity and function more effectively when exposed to Damiana extracts. It increases the blood circulation and ensures the proper blood flow to the penile tissues. When the Corpora Cavernosa completely gets filled with blood, the girth and length of the penis increases and a person get a harder as well as longer erection. It boosts the libido and increases the pleasure of climax for both men and woman. It also increases the stamina and helps to last longer during sex.
With this fact, the Damiana extracts are frequently used for increasing the capacity of Corpora Cavernosa and there is a range of male enhancement supplement that are using the Damiana extracts in specific dosages that yield the maximum penis enhancement resulting into a harder and stronger erection. An excellent example is VigRX Plus. For men, it also relaxes the small muscles within the walls of the arteries of the penis and improves sexual dysfunction. It is very crucial as when the arteries are relaxed, they widen in a proper way and allow the blood circulation to penile tissues that decides the hardness of an erection. As the blood thoroughly flows to the genital area, a man gets harder and stronger erection more easily and can maintain it for longer a period of time. As per another study, it has been found that the use of Damiana leads to greater sensitivity in the erotic zones, especially the genitals resulting in the experience of greater sexual pleasure. Scientific studies have proved the aphrodisiac properties of Damiana leading to enhance sexual performance in men as well as women.
As per a research conducted on few rats that were impotent or “sexually sluggish”, it has been seen that the rats became surprisingly friskier after being treated with Damiana extracts. It was seen that the rats increased their sexual behavior and became more potent rather than the rats which were not given the Damiana extracts. Also, the Herbal British Pharmacopoeia recommends Damiana for the treatment of “anxiety neurosis with a predominant sexual factor, depression, atonic constipation, nervous dyspepsia, and coital inadequacy. That means, along with soothing the anxiety symptoms arising from fears of inadequate sexual performance, Damiana has proven its effectiveness in treating the problems of achieving and maintaining erection among men. It improves the dysfunction of reproductive organs and stimulates the productions of the male hormone testosterone. In women, it is used for hormone balancing hormone balancing, hot flashes, infertility, and menopause. It also helps with frigidity in women and impotence in men.
Damiana has also been found to have a hypoglycemic effect and there are frequent discussions about its potential for diabetic and weight loss therapies. If you are trying to lose a few pounds then Damiana is exactly the herb you need as it does not have a side effect. You may also try the Damiana extract powder and you will be cutting down your weight in a healthy manner. Damiana extract is well known to help with proper digestion of food which is very important to provide energy to the body. Once, the food is digested well, it is absorbed into the body and provides the necessary energy to the body. But if the food isn’t digested properly, it may break down fast and be absorbed by the body even faster and make you feel hungry. Damiana weight loss extracts help to control the appetite and prevent such occurrences. It also helps in the provision of energy to the body with the lesser amount of food and makes able to work out for longer, resulting into a lean and strong physique. It won’t be wrong if I say that it has an all round effect on the body; as on one hand, it improves the digestion system; on the other hand, it also helps to cut off the unnecessary pounds from the body to get a slim and fit look.