The psychoactive effect can be compared to the use of a light sort of marihuana. It’s been popular in Mexico for centuries because of its medicinal effects on a number of ailments. In the West Damiana is mostly known as an aphrodisiac because of its slight cannabis-like effects.
The Maya Indians used Damiana as potency-enhancers. With incidental use the genital zone is stimulated, and with long-term use the sexual fitness and endurance are enhanced. The healing and libido-improving properties have recently been scientifically proven.