Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beille
Plant Family: Rubiaceae
Yohimbe is a small evergreen tree native to central Africa, primarily in the nations of Cameroon, Gabon, and Zaire. The terms yohimbine, yohimbine hydrochloride, and yohimbe bark extract are related but different. Yohimbe refers to the herb. Yohimbine refers to the active chemical found not only in yohimbe but also in Indian snakewood, periwinkle, quebracho, and niando.
Dried bark, ground before use.
Traditionally used as a tincture. Unlike chopped bark, the powder does not require an acid (such as lemon juice) to be added to the water with which the tincture is taken for maximum effect. Seldom found in an encapsulated form, and while it may be taken as a tea, it has a fairly unpleasant taste.
Yohimbe bark contains a substance called yohimbine in a concentration of about 6%, as well as other, similar compounds known as indole alkaloids.
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy or lactation except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with liver or kidney diseases or in chronic inflammation of the sexual organs or prostate gland. Do not use in persons with high blood pressure.
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