Damiana, is a flowering shrub that grows in the humid parts of Central and South America. The scientific name for Damiana is Turnera diffusa.
Aztecs, Mayas and other South and Central American tribes Prepared drinks made from Damiana and sugar. Ancient people praised Damiana for its use as an aphrodisiac as well as a variety of other uses such as, calming depression and anxiety.
Damiana didn’t become popular in the united states until the 1960’s