Yohimbe

Latin:  Pauinystalia johimbe

Family:  Rubiaceae

Parts Used:  Bark

Taste/Energetics:  Bitter as hell.

Properties:  Stimulant, aphrodisiac, enthogenic, anlagesec

Actions:  Native to Africa, yohimbe has been commonly used as a stimulant, an aphrodisiac and has some hallucinogenic qualities when smoked.  For many people who take yohombe, they report speedy, caffeine like qualities that tend towardsfeeling wired and anxious without the pleasant mood boosting and euphoric qualities of caffeine.  Yohimbe can induce hypertension, panic attacks and nervous system overload in some.  Many try it for its ability to stimulate libido, promote erections for those with dysfunction- but it just doesn’t seem worth it when coupled with CNS overstimulation and dysregulation.

Dosage:  Often 250mg to 2 grams generally in capsule form.  Can be taken as tea- (1 tsp- 1 tablespoon decocted in pint of hot water for 40 mins).   Also smoked traditionally with more hallucinogenic effects.

Contraindications:  Hypertension, prone to anxiety, panic, confusion, dissociation, most medications.