yohimbe


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yohimbe

an herbal product taken from the bark of a tree that is native to areas of West Africa.
uses This herb is used to treat male organic impotence due to prostate problems and has proven efficacy when used under medical supervision.
contraindications Yohimbe can be dangerous and should not be used without medical supervision during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this plant. Prolonged use is contraindicated, as is the use of this herb in persons with renal or hepatic disease, hypertension, angina pectoris, gastric or duodenal ulcers, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal tendencies, and prostatitis. Yohimbe interacts with many other drugs.

yohimbe

Herbal medicine
A plant (Pausinystalia yohimbe) native to western Africa which contains the tryptamine alkaloid yohimbine, which has been used for erectile dysfunction.

yohimbe (yō·himˑ·bē),

n Latin name:
Pausinystalia yohimbe; part used: bark; uses: aphrodisiac, hallucinogen, male erectile complaints, diabetes, orthostatic hypotension; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, angina, ulcers (gastric or duodenal), bipolar depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, prostatitis; patient taking alpha-adrenergic–blocker medications, CNS stimulants, MAOIs, phenothiazines, SSRIs, tricylic antidepressants, sympathomimetic medications, tyramine, caffeine; may cause tachycardia, high blood pressure, anxiety, tremors, dysuria, nephrotoxicity. Also called
aphrodien, corynine, johimbe, quebrachine, yohimbehe, yohimbene, yohimbime, or
yohimbine.
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The bottom line: If you take yohimbe to get yohimbine, you may be wasting your money.
Smeets, "Potential risk of health food products containing yohimbe extracts" (1994) 309 BMJ 958.
In total, the trainer has her taking 11 different substances daily, including ephedra (ma huang), yohimbe, phenylalanine, guarana, and willow bark.
The herb Yohimbe is a much weaker version of the prescription drug Yohimbine, which has proven to be effective in many men but can have some serious side effects.
The Medicines Control Agency have prohibited the use of Yohimbe bark powder.
Having heard an argument as to whether, say, Yohimbe roots aided the digestion better than yams, and having made up his mind for yams, Shabaka forgot the spiraling steps of the argument, remembering only that he had a vague feeling of dislike for Yohimbe roots, though he couldn't precisely tell you why.
Sold as an aphrodisiac, yohimbe is potentially harmful.
Among these are such herbs as Ginseng, Gingko, Lubo, Hu-Chiang, and Yohimbe Bark.
Horehound was the best-selling herbal supplement in mass channels in 2013 followed by yohimbe, cranberry black cohosh, senna, cinnamon, flaxseed/oil, echinacea, valerian and saw palmetto; overall mass herbal sales jumped 9.
The top-selling herbs - as coded by primary ingredient - of 2013 in the mainstream multi-outlet channel, according to SPINS/IRI, were horehound (Marrubium vulgare), a key ingredient in throat drops; yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe), used in numerous athletic performance and sexual enhancement products; cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), popular primarily for its claimed benefit of helping to prevent urinary tract infections; black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), a popular aide to manage menopausal symptoms; and senna (Senna alexandrina), used as a stimulant laxative.
Sexlets contain ginseng, Vitamin E, and something called yohimbe bark, which has been used as an aphrodisiac in Africa for centuries.