Yohimbe

Pausinystalia johimbe, Coryanthe Yohimbe

Yohimbe (Wikipedia)

Yohimbe
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Rubiaceae
Genus:Corynanthe
Species:
C. johimbe
Binomial name
Corynanthe johimbe
K.Schum.
Synonyms
  • Pausinystalia johimbe (K.Schum.) Pierre
  • Pausinystalia zenkeri W.Brandt

Corynanthe johimbe, common name yohimbe, is a plant species in the family Rubiaceae native to western and central Africa (Nigeria, Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea). Extracts from yohimbe have been used in traditional medicine in West Africa as an aphrodisiac and have been marketed in developed countries as dietary supplements.

Yohimbe (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

yohimbe (countable and uncountable, plural yohimbes)

  1. An African tree Pausinystalia johimbe
  2. The bark of this tree used as an aphrodisiac

Derived terms

  • yohimbine

French

Noun

yohimbe m (plural yohimbes)

  1. yohimbe
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