What is Damiana?
Damiana is a plant that can measure up to 2 meters in height, wide and thick leaves with a toothed edge. Its flower is yellow and is quite aromatic. It grows from California to Central America, in the rocky hills.
Medicinal uses of Damiana
Damiana is rich in arbutin, ascorbic acid, thymol and betaine, high in antibacterial properties. In addition, it contains cineol, an expectorant. Because of this, it is indicated in the treatment of respiratory diseases like bronchitis, cough and flu and colds. It is antitussive, expectorant and fights infections.
Its diuretic properties effectively combat urinary infections such as cystitis and skinitis. In addition, they purify the kidneys, also helping to fight infections of the upper urinary tract. By increasing the production of urine, it avoids the creation of stones in the kidneys.
Because it is a stimulant of the nervous system, aphrodisiac properties are attributed to it, affirming that it improves the quality of the sexual act. Among the ancient Mayas was known as a plant that improved the relationships of couples.
How to use Damiana
Dry the leaves and the flower to prepare infusions, tablets, and powders