Yohimbe (Corvanthe yohimbe, Pausinystalia johimbe, yohimbe bark, yohimbine) has antiobesity, ,antidepressant,and libido-enhancing properties. Yohimbe is used in traditional medicine to increase sexual desire and to reverse erectile impotence. Though yohimbe is used more often for male libido, it is also effective in increasing female sexual desire and performance.
Yohimbe is used as a ground herb made from the bark. Yohimbine is the active ingredient in Yohimbe, and manufacturers extract the yohimbine and sell it as a concentrated extract. It is also made synthetically Yohimbine is not natural and isn’t recommended. The ground bark is less potent than the extract, but is safer to use. It takes larger doses of ground yohimbe bark to be as effective as yohimbine. Even so, the natural yohimbine alkaloid in yohimbe is very strong, and it takes very little to support increased libido. If you purchase commercial capsules, make sure the ingredients sayyohimbe bark and not extract.
Origin: Western and Central Africa
General (bark) commercial dose: One 500 mg (bark) capsule
General (bark) dosage: One capsule two to three times daily
with water. Its effect builds in the body over time. You may
want to start with one capsule daily.
(Medical caution: yohimbe and its yohimbine alkaloid compound are very strong. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Yohimbe increases heart rate significantly.)