Damiana is a plant from the family of Passifloraceae. The extract of damiana leaf has been hailed as an aphrodisiac and a stimulant of sexual desire. The active ingredients in damiana are terpenes, tannins, apigenin, damianin, beta – sitosterol, and hexacosanol. Damiana extract has been shown to block aromatase enzyme.
Athletic Benefits of Damiana:
- It may boost testosterone level.
- It may protect from overtraining syndrome.
- It may reduce pre – competition anxiety.
Non – Athletic Benefits of Damiana:
The following conditions may benefit from damiana:
Damiana is available commercially in tablet or capsule form either alone or in combination. The usual dosage of damiana leaf extract is 450 – 900 mg a day.