Yohimbe

Rubiaceae – Rubiaceae.

Popular names: love tree, love bark.

Pharmacy name: Yohimbe bark – Yohimbe cortex (formerly: Cortex Yohimbe).

Botanical description. Tree from 10 to 20 m in height, with light (to gray-brown) fissured bark, often overgrown with lichens. Grows in western Africa.

Active ingredients: yohimbine and other alkaloids, tannic acid and coloring matter.

Application. Previously, yohimbe bark was a popular remedy for potency (in medicine and veterinary medicine); now it is used mainly for the production of the alkaloid yohimbine, a sexual stimulant and a blood pressure lowering agent.

Rubiaceae – Rubiaceae.

Popular names: love tree, love bark.

Pharmacy name: Yohimbe bark – Yohimbe cortex (formerly: Cortex Yohimbe).

Botanical description. Tree from 10 to 20 m in height, with light (to gray-brown) fissured bark, often overgrown with lichens. Grows in western Africa.

Active ingredients: yohimbine and other alkaloids, tannic acid and coloring matter.

Application. Previously, yohimbe bark was a popular remedy for potency (in medicine and veterinary medicine); now it is used mainly for the production of the alkaloid yohimbine, a sexual stimulant and a blood pressure lowering agent.

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