Yohimbe is the name of an evergreen tree found in parts of central and western Africa. The bark of yohimbe contains a chemical called yohimbine, which is used to make medicine. Yohimbine hydrochloride (Aphrodyne, Yocon) is a form of yohimbine that is a prescription drug in the US.
Yohimbine is an extract from the bark of the yohimbe tree that grows in the Southern African region. Yohimbine HCL (hydrochloride) is the main active chemical that is present in the bark of yohimbe, and it is called an “indole alkaloid.” Yohimbe itself has been used for hundreds of years, and it has evolved into a dietary supplement of choice for many people.
Yohimbe HCL is used by prescription only. In addition to using yohimbine HCL for erectile dysfunction, people use it for athletic performance, weight loss and bodybuilding. Some Yohimbine HCL benefits are supported by published clinical studies.