Information on Yohimbe

Latin NamePausinystalia yohimbe
Part UsedBark
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb, powder.
AffectsBlood, Reproductive system, Nervous system
CautionsThis herb contains the alkaloid, yohimbine, which is a central nervous system stimulant. Use cautiously or avoid with high blood pressure, nervousness, or anxiety.
Botanical InfoA tall evergreen tree with large, leathery leaves and white flowers arranged in umbels at the ends of the shoots.
DescriptionIs it herbal Viagra? Yohimbe has a long-standing reputation as an aphrodisiac, and it is a nervous system stimulant, excitant, and blood flow regulator to the penis. Studies show it actually does help some men to have, and maintain, an erection. The herb does not work for everybody, and because of its side effects, should be used cautiously. A modified constituent from the bark, yohimbine hydrochloride, is prescribed by doctors occasionally.

Yohimbe has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.


Tincture2-4 droppersful
CapsulesFollow label instructions

Ailments Treated by Yohimbe

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Impotencestimulanttincture, tea
Fatiguestimulanttea, tincture


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