Damiana is a flavorful aromatic, nerve tonic and mild sedative. A soothing tonic to sexual and urinary organs; purported to increase libido. It promotes a healthy menstruation and is a soothing diuretic and expectorant.
The leaf and flower of this plant helps to treat nervous debility and anxiety, sexual atony, lack of libido in women, and inflammation of sexual organs and urinary tract in men and women. It is useful with menstrual malaise and discomfort and taken in hot water it promotes onset of tardy menstrual cycle, but is not abortive. Because of its regulatory nervine properties it is helpful with emotional moodiness associated with PMS or menopause. Also used with respiratory irritation and coughs.