Medicinal Parts: The medicinal parts are the leaves harvested during the flowering season.
Habitat: The plant is found mainly in the region of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and southern Africa.
ACTIONS AND PHARMACOLOGY
Volatile oil (0.5-0.9%): Chief components 1,8-cineole, alpha and beta-pinene, p-cymene, as well as thymol, alpha-copene, gamma-cadinene, calamene.
Resins (7%) Hydroquinone glycosides: arbutin (0.2-0.7%)
Cyanogenic glycosides: tetraphylline B (barterin)
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Damiana preparations are used as an aphrodisiac and for prophylaxis and treatment of sexual disorders.
PRECAUTIONS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.