Yohimbe is the name of the bark of a tall evergreen tree in western Africa. This natural aphrodisiac has been used for centuries in some western African nations for sexual enhancement.Yohimbe bark has been reported to contain up to 6% total alkaloids, 5-15% of which is yohimbine.
It dilates blood vessels, so it is good for clogged arteries.
Yohimbe can dilate pupils.
It lowers the risk of heart attack.
It alleviates chest pain from angina.
It works as an aphrodisiac for men and women. It reduces cases of impotency due to stress, tension and fatigue.
It enables the supply of adrenaline to nerve endings, thus helps to treat erectile dysfunction.
It works as a powerful antioxidant.
It improves blood circulation.
It relieves depression and makes you energetic and active.
It blocks alpha-adrenoreceptors. This reduces hormonal effect which constricts blood vessels along with aging.
Local people of Africa have been using yohimbine bark to treat leprosy, fever and coughs.
Yohimbe was used as an anesthetic.
Traditionally the bark was smoked and used as a hallucinogen.
Yohimbe bark is made up of 6% of alkaloids, and 10-15% of that is yohimbine which meansyohimbe extractcontains a very small amount of yohimbine. So, you need to know how much yohimbine you require to get the expected effect. Only your physician can determine the safe yohimbine dosage for you, taking into consideration your overall health. So, it is best to consult your doctor before taking yohimbe extract or yohimbe bark.
Some study reports have been published in journals which suggest safe yohimbe dosage for fat loss. A recent report has recommended that a 20 mg dose taken twice daily for 20 days, may help to promote fat loss in athletes
An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
Swelling of the mouth or throat
Not all yohimbe side effects are dangerous; some are merely bothersome. Some of these bothersome side effects include:
Nausea and vomiting