Causes a marijuana-like high, and works as a light aphrodisiac.
Damiana has a relaxing effect, gives a mild cannabis like high and is a light aphrodisiac. This effect lasts for about one hour. With regular use the effect will become stronger.
With longer use Damiana increases potency and helps to regulate hormones in women.
To make tea of the Damiana herb, take 10 to 15 grams (½ oz.) and mix this with 1 litre of water. Let this boil softly for 5 minutes, let it cool down, sift it and drink a few cups.
Although not proven, it could be that very intensive use of large doses of Damiana, could lead to liver damage. It is not recommended to use more than 1 cup a day or large doses for a longer time.