Useful for improving mental and physical performance.
Folk medicine attributed a tonic-stimulating effect to the plant, useful for increasing mental and physical performance in cases of overwork, fatigue and convalescence.
- Essential oil (1.8 cineol, alpha and beta-pinene, p-cimolo, thymol)
- Bitter substances (damianine)
It is a shrublike plant that is grown in Bolivia and Mexico. They use the leaves containing an essential oil with an aromatic flavour and scent.
A small shrub that grows mainly in hot climates, it belongs to the Turnera family and is a native of Mexico, Texas, the Caribbean and South America.
Damiana is used in treating various kinds of diseases, especially those related to mood thanks to its properties: stimulant, diuretic, purgative and aphrodisiac.