Damiana Powder

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Damiana leaf powder native to Southwest Texas in the US and South America, Central America, and Mexico served as an aphrodisiac for decades. The leaves have originally been turned into a tea or incense, used by the natives of South and Central America for its natural relaxing effects. A Spanish missionary first recorded that the Mexican Indians created a special drink from the Damiana leaves and added sugar to drink it for its medicinal power to improve lovemaking. It’s also an ingredient to a classic Mexican liqueur, often used as a substitute for Triple Sec in Margaritas. That said, here’s everything you need to know about Damiana leaf and its health benefits, effects, side-effects, and so on.

What is Damiana Powder?

Damiana leaf, also known as Turnera diffusa, is a wild shrub. It grows in Mexico, South America, Central America, and in the West Indies. Its leaf and stem are widely used to produce medicine. Traditionally, it was used to enhance sexual desire. Damiana leaf powder is also used to treat anxiety, depression, headache, bedwetting, constipation, and nervous stomach; for treatment and prevention of sexual problems; improving and maintaining physical and mental stamina; as an aphrodisiac; etc. It’s also worth mentioning that some people consume Damiana leaf for a slightly “high” effect.

What are the side effects of Damiana?

Get emergency help if you experience any sign of allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, or lips.

We’d suggest you to stop using the herb and contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience:

  • a seizure (e.g., convulsions);
  • Nausea, fever, vomiting;
  • trouble breathing;
  • changes in your mental health condition (agitation, worry, fear, hallucinations, confusion);
  •  excessive saliva, drooling;
  • trouble swallowing;
  • loss of movement in specific parts of your body;
  • uncontrolled muscle movements or painful muscle spasms, etc.

This isn’t a complete list of possible side-effects. You can experience some other adverse effects, too. Call your physician at once for medical advice regarding Damiana’s side effects.

Is Damiana a stimulant?

Nowadays, both men and women can use damiana to fight anxiety, depression, and nervousness, especially if such symptoms hold a sexual component. Damiana leaf powder also works as a general tonic for wellness improvements. As a general tonic, Damiana leaf powder is believed to act as a stimulant, enhance circulation, and adjust hormonal activity. Furthermore, many herbal practitioners use Damiana as a diuretic. Its tonic should be utilized moderately. We highly recommend not to take it on a long-term basis. The herb was first used in Mexico by women, primarily, who drank damiana tea before lovemaking. The Aztecs and Mayans used it as a treatment for respiratory disorders and as a sexual stimulant. It was also burned ceremoniously to allow participants to “have visions.” For many years, Latin American cultures have used the herb as a sexual stimulant ritualistically.

How long does it take for damiana to work?

People often use Damiana as a sexual stimulant or to relieve edginess and irritability caused by PMS. Some take it when they absolutely need it, and it normally takes effect within 30 minutes.

What does Damiana herb do?

If you want to get the most out of damiana, you need to consume the leaves. It is thought to improve sexual arousal, as well as stamina in both men and women. Originally, the herb has been used for treating urinary and bladder issues. Some people enjoy the way Damiana leaf makes them feel due to its effect on their bladder. However, scientific research doesn’t quite support these traditional uses.

Is Damiana good for fertility?

Damiana has widely been used for every aspect of fertility for decades. In women, it helps improve fertility, as mentioned above. According to evidence, it also improves sexual desire. In men, however, it improves performance and stamina significantly.

In today’s modern age, dried Turnera diffusa leaves are available in tea bags, capsules, alcoholic and non-alcoholic tinctures. One can also smoke and inhale damiana leaves, although that’s not advised. Nursing, pregnant mothers, and people with liver issues shouldn’t take in Damiana. High doses of Damiana can cause hallucinations. If you experience the same, don’t panic and visit a physician soon.

Read through the label to know well about dosage. Generally, 2 to 4 grams of dried damiana is consumed with tea or in the form of capsules with meals thrice a day. Effects vary from person to person. People have reported hallucinations at doses of 200g. Damiana is present in an ingredient named “spice,” which is found in some herbal concoctions, and it provides the same effects as marijuana. The legality of these mixtures varies within the US.

Damiana Effects on Testosterone

Damiana is rich in essential oils, some of which are said to improve blood flow by releasing nitric oxide. Thanks to Damiana’s interactions with libido and sexual health, the potential vasodilatory effects it holds are limited to libido and sexual behavior yet, it is known that enhancing N.O. activity could help several bodily functions, including improving testicular functioning and T bio-activity.

Damiana’s vasodilation is often linked to T levels, but it’s a crucial point of consideration for future studies concerning Damiana as a T-booster. If Damiana possesses any genuine T-boosting effect, it will likely be due to its possible inhibition of aromatase, the enzyme accountable for converting testosterone to estrogen.


Other benefits:

Increases libido

Relieves depression


Calms nerves

Reduces spasms

Reduces blood sugar





Origin: Mexico

Ingredients: Wild harvested Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

Parts Used: Leaves

Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).


How to use:

Powder: Take one tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.

Capsules: Take 1 capsule 4 times a day with water or favorite beverage.


The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!

Legal Information: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps


1 review for Damiana Powder

  1. berlindajrobinson (verified owner)

    I initially took this to relieve my postpartum depression (PPD) that seems to keep relapsing for about a year now; However I did not expect all the other benefits to help me the way it did. Not only has my PPD completely gotten the boot but my libido went all the way up. For the sake of not sharing TMI my orgasms have been explosive, my mood is stable, I have a feeling of well being and I actually feel it working when my anxiety tries to come up and I have a sense of well being. I will be buying more and continue referring other mothers from my “online mom group” here!

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