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.