• Wei-Qi Fu
  • Wan Li
  • Jin-Hua Wang
  • Guan-Hua DuEmail author


Yohimbine is a natural alkaloid extracted from yohimbe barks and has an aphrodisiac effect. So far, yohimbine is the preferred natural drug product to treat impotence and improve male sexual function. However, a long-term medication of yohimbine may bring some side effects to patients. Therefore, in order to promote the clinical application of the drug, it is necessary to make further studies to diminish side effects and determine its applicable populations. In general, yohimbine demonstrates attractive pharmacological effects in clinics, and it is the ultimate goal to innovate new dosage forms for yohimbine.


Yohimbine Natural alkaloid Impotence Aphrodisiac effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Targets Identification and Drug Screening, Centre for Pharmaceutical Screening, Institute of Materia MedicaChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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