May 19, 2003 |
Yohimbe bark extract comes from a tall evergreen tree native to the jungles of West Africa, where the bitter bark has long been used as an aphrodisiac. Its active ingredient, yohimbine, is available in the U.S. as a prescription drug sometimes used to treat impotence. Recently, yohimbe has been sold as a supplement and marketed for bodybuilding and weight loss. * Uses: Yohimbe bark extract is taken as a remedy for impotence and to increase sex drive.