Yohimbe

Pausinystalia johimbe, Coryanthe Yohimbe

Yohimbe (Wikipedia)

Yohimbe
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P. johimbe
Binomial name
Pausinystalia johimbe
(K.Schum.) Pierre ex Beille
Synonyms
  • Corynanthe johimbe K.Schum.
  • Pausinystalia trillesii Beille
  • Pausinystalia yohimbe Beille, as spelling error
  • Pausinystalia zenkeri W.Brandt

Pausinystalia johimbe, (Rubiaceae), common name yohimbe, is a plant species 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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