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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pausinystalia
Species: P. yohimbe
Binomial name
Pausinystalia yohimbe

Pausinystalia yohimbe (Yohimbe), formerly known as Corynanthe yohimbe and sometimes spelled johimbe,[1][2] is a psychoactive plant which contains the MAOI alkaloid yohimbine. It is widely distributed over-the-counter as an herbal aphrodisiac.

Originating from the bark of an Africa tree, it has been purported to be helpful for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). This herbal medication can cause tachycardia and hypertension if improperly dosed and should generally only be used under the supervision of a practitioner knowledgeable in herbal medicine.

In addition to yohimbine, Yohimbe also contains 55 other alkaloids. Yohimbine accounts for 1-20% of its total alkaloid content. Among the others is corynanthine, an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocker.[3] Hence, the use of yohimbe extract in sufficient dosages may provide concomitant alpha-1 and alpha-2 adrenoceptors blockade and thus may better enhance erections than yohimbine alone.[4]

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it:Pausinystalia johimbe
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