Oligospermia or low sperm count and the absence of sperm in the ejaculated fluid, called azoospermia, are among the two, most serious forms of male infertility. Conventional medicine seeks to cure these problems using strong drugs and other invasive procedures. An easier alternative lies in using age-old trusted herbs like damiana. This herb has been used for treating a variety of male infertility issues for many centuries.
Please note that damiana is used as a direct herbal supplement as a part of ancient Chinese medicine and in a more purified form as a homeopathic remedy wherein damiana tinctures is used. The damiana plant is called Turnera aphrodisiaca, Turnera diffusa, Mexican damiana, Herba de pastora, Old Woman's Broom and Mizibcoc.
Damiana is a comprehensive form of male infertility treatment. Unlike other herbal and homeopathic compounds that either act as stimulants or therapeutic agents for resolving male sexual health problems, damiana has a combined effect. Damiana acts as a potent sexual health rejuvenator and as a therapeutic agent, helping to alleviate infections/diseases inducing male infertility problems like azoospermia.
In terms of containing potent biological compounds, there are few herbs as comprehensive as damiana. One of damiana’s most potent ingredients is terpenes that is found in the oily extract of the plant and is a strong anti-oxidant. Other components of damiana that render the plant its curative and aphrodisiac properties include:
- Cyanogenic Acid
- Tannic Acid
- Hydrocyanic Acid
- Volatile Oils
The curative properties of damiana are often referred to as thymoleptic properties. This means that the herb has the ability to stimulate biological tissues along through its effect as a mental stimulant. This is why damiana is commonly prescribed to men wherein depression or anxiety is regarded as the underlying cause of low sperm count or azoospermia. In fact, both men and women are advised to drink damiana tea since it helps to recuperate from nervous exhaustion. The stimulating properties of damiana are considered safer than conventional central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drugs.
In terms of enhancing male fertility, damiana has proven testosterogenic properties. Damiana is able to stimulate the greater secretion of male hormones like testosterone that play a critical part in the formation and maturation of sperm. It can treat other related problems like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction apart from curing azoospermia. Many homeopaths regard damiana to have a restorative effect on the reproductive organs, i.e. the original functionality and vigor or sexual organs is restored with damiana. It also enhances oxygen supply and the circulation of bodily fluids in the genital organs. This is particularly useful for men suffering from azoospermia.
Please note that many problems of the male genitals are caused by infections within the genito-urinary tract. The most common examples include decreased urine formation and bladder infection that lead to increased toxicity in the body apart from affecting the male sexual organs. Natural supplements that can cure the internal inflammation are regarded helpful for alleviating such indirect causes of male infertility. Damiana has the ability to perform this critical role by acting as a natural diuretic. Here, it stimulates the greater formation and excretion of urine, stimulating the kidneys into filtering away more toxins. This improves the overall circulation in the male sexual organs as the capillary pressure, and fluid retention dynamics are restored.
Over-the-counter herbal concoctions or teas containing traces of damiana can be used by men suffering from symptoms of infertility. However, herbal pills or homeopathic tinctures that contain heavy concentration of damiana should be used under medical supervision only.