Uses Of Yohimbe

Yohimbe (Corynanthe johimbe) is an evergreen tree native to western and central Africa. It has been used in traditional medicine as an aphrodisiac for centuries. The tree’s bark contains its “active ingredient,” an indole alkaloid called yohimbine.

Very little is known about the scientific properties of this plant and its best-known compound, though the latter can be found in prescription medications. Over-the-counter supplements, often marketed as sexual performance enhancers, vary greatly in yohimbine content.

Side Effects Of Yohimbe

Most yohimbe supplements do not state the amount of yohimbine they contain. Some may even contain a synthetic or highly processed form of the compound.

Noted side effects include anxiety, heart attack, high blood pressure, seizures, stomach issues, and tachycardia (rapid heartbeat). These conditions may be serious enough to require medical treatment.


Consult your physician before you start taking this or any other unregulated supplement.