Yohimbine is a tree that grows in Africa, and the natives there have used the crude bark and purified compound to enhance sexual desire and performance.
Yohimbine has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac.Yohimbine has even been smoked as a hallucinogen. Nowadays, Yohimbine bark extract is mostly used to treat impotence for men and women.
Corynanthe yohimbe is an evergreen plant in Africa. Yohimbine is extracted from the bark, which is available as a prescription drug in the United States and used in the medical profession for years as a treatment for male impotence.
1. Erectile dysfunction
Yohimbine hydrochloride is a prescription drug that has been shown in multiple human trials to effectively treat male impotence. Yohimbine may also be a useful treatment option in orgasmic dysfunction.
2. Weight Loss
Yohimbine has been found to increase lipolysis by increasing the release of norepinephrine available to fat cells and blocking alpha-2 receptor activation.
3. Inhibition of platelet aggregation
Pre-clinical studies report that yohimbine alkaloid may inhibit platelet aggregation.
4. Depression remedy
Yohimbe has been promoted as a herbal remedy for depression, because it blocks an enzyme called monoamine oxidase. However, this is only found in higher doses (over 50 mg/day), which is potentially unsafe.
5.Yohimbine is used to increase peripheral blood flow.
6.Yohimbine is also used to dilate the pupil of the eye.