The Aztec believed Damiana was a potent aphrodisiac. The herb was also used by wiccans in their ceremonies. They believed that Damiana possessed powers as an aphrodisiac and that burning the herb can generate visions. It was also drunk as a tea by many tribes throughout South and Central America.
Nowadays Damiana is especially appreciated for the mild high it produces.
Damiana has a relaxing effect, gives a mild high and is a mild but effective aphrodisiac. This effect lasts for one to two hours. When used regularly for a longer period of time Damiana increases potency and helps to restore the hormonal balance in women.