Yohimbe Bark

Yohimbe Bark Extract (Corynanthe yohimbe) 2 fl oz: HH




Yohimbe Bark Extract (Corynanthe yohimbe) 2 fl oz: HH

Yohimbe has aphrodisiac, stimulant, and tonic properties. It dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. This enlarges blood vessels, particularly in the sexual organs. It also elevates mood and reduces depression and anxiety. Yohimbe is a tall evergreen forest tree, reaching a height of 90 feet and width of 40 feet, native to Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo. West Africans have used yohimbe for centuries by making a bitter tea from bark shavings. The resultant stamina was used for both love and war. Male members of some tribes would take yohimbe as part of marriage and mating rituals and during special week-long fertility celebrations when sexual relations were expected. Yohimbe gained a reputation for increasing libido as well as improving male sexual performance by enhancing the size and staying power of erections. Modern double-blind trials have confirmed yohimbe's ability to help with erectile dysfunction. Yohimbine, demonstrably, does some interesting things. It blocks alpha-2 adrenergic receptors, thus increasing the level of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the blood. Yohimbine also dilates blood vessels and inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAO). MAO metabolizes serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. By inhibiting this, MAOIs increase levels of those neurotransmitters. Phenelzine (Nardil) and tranycypromine (Parnate) are two popularly prescribed antidepressant MAOIs. Yohimbe is, apparently, another.