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Scientific Names: Pausinyastalia yohimbe

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Arabic names:    يوهمبين (yohimbeen)

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Common Parts Used: Bark


Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 30 m


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Herb Name: Yohimbe

Others names: Corynanthe johimbe

Scientific name: Pausinyastalia yohimbe

Family: Rubiaceae

Common part used: Bark

Description: Yohimbe is a tree with yellowish wood and dark-green shiny leaves. Clusters of white or pink flowers turn into capsules with winged seeds.

Properties: Yohimbe is an herb that is used in herbal medicine to treat impotence, frigidity, urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine), and exhaustion. Yohimbe is a bitter-tasting herb that has aphrodisiac properties, warming and anti-diuretic properties. Yohimbe stimulates the blood pressure and heart rate and has a local anesthetic effect.

Contents: It contains monoterpene indole alkaloids (the yohimbine type).

Internal use: Yohimbe is used for frigidity, impotence, male erectile dysfunction, exhaustion, and for urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine).

External use: Not noted.

Essential oil and aromatherapy use: Not noted.

Safety precautions: In some countries this herb is legally restricted. Excessive use may cause vomiting, nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, high blood pressure, and tachycardia. It is contraindicated for people who have high blood pressure, hepatic and renal disease. It interacts with clonodine and some other hypertension drugs. Used in excess it can also have a hallucinogenic effect.