Yohimbe has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac for men and women. Yohimbe’s energizing effects stem from its ability to increase blood flow to the genitals both in male and females. It is thought to stimulate the pelvic nerve ganglia and thus is helpful for men with erection problems.
It is an effective body building supplement as it stimulates the body’s natural production of testosterone. It yields yohimbine which in an alkaloid salt form (yohimbine hydrochloride) has been used in prescription formulas to improve sexual performance.
HOWEVER, do not use it if there is high blood pressure or heart arrhythmia. NEVER take yohimbe with anything containing the amino acid TYRAMINE including liver, cheese and red wine as well as certain diet aids and decongestants. Do not use Yohimbe if you have high blood pressure or heart arrhythmia.