yohimbe bark used as a tonic to enhance sexual prowess and as an aphrodisiac. the bark has been smoked as a hallucinogen and has been used in traditional medicine to treat angina and hypertension. the herb is a sensual stimulant for healthy men and women. today, doctors prescribe an extract from the tree to treat organic impotence. Yohimbe’s energizing effects stem from it’s ability to increase blood flow to the genitals, both male and female. it is thought to stimulate the pelvic nerve ganglia and thus is helpful for men with erection problems. effects can include increased libido, increased sensation and increased stamina. women have also reported similar effects and general pleasant sensations.
The herb has a general nervous system stimulatory effect and can cause changes in blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. it can increase the heart rate, raise body temperature and increase blood pressure. at higher dosages, it has a mild psychotropic effect. Yohimbe may have other side effects such as racing heart rate, irritability, headache, nausea, sweating, dizziness and frequent urination. anyone with a heart condition, kidney disease, glaucoma or history of gastric or duodenal ulcers should avoid this herb.
yohimbe is used to treat impotency and fatigue. do not combine with prescription drugs or alcohol. do not use in cases of inflamed sexual organs or prostate enlargement. high in iron (bark)
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