common names: lizard tail, yerba del pasmo, yerba mansa Watch out, Messrs. Lipton and Tetley-the Bantu natives of West Africa have come up with a stimulating, aphrodisiac tea that has a lot more going for it than flo-thru flavor:

The recipe: Boil 6 to 10 teaspoons of shaved bark from the tropical Corynanthe yohimbe tree in a pint of water for about five minutes.. Adding 1,00 mg of vitamin C will strengthen the brow, speed up its action, and reduce any possibility of nausea. Use honey or sweetener to cut the unpleasant taste. Strain the resulting two cups of tea and sip them both slowly. You now have an hour or so to find yourself a willing partner before experiencing the drug's first effects. Yohimbe bark contains a number of alkaloids, of which the most powerful is a substance called yohimbine (also produced synthetically as yohimbine hydrochloride), which can be used as a snuff--for more rapid results. Although there are some clouds relating, to their legality, both forms are presently available in the United States.

Those with sensitive stomachs may experience a few minutes of nausea after sipping the brew. In about a half-hour you will begin to feel warm shivers up and down your spine . along with mild restlessness and anxiety not unlike: the early stages of an LSD trip. Quickly following will be a pleasant, euphoric, tension-free state with a somewhat intoxicated feeling.

Yohimbe is generally used for sexual purposes. The drug's action, lasting from two to four hours, causes a change in the user's peripheral blood flow while, at the same time, it stimulates the spinal ganglia which control the corpus spongiosum. What all that simply means is that it will help, t produce a strong male erection for men suffering from problems of psychological impotence.

Both male and female users claim that coitus and or are greatly heightened as a result of ingesting yohimbe.

The drug causes pelvic tingles, mild perceptual changes, and psychic stimulation, but will result in hallucinations only if taken in extremely high and potentially `toxic doses. While chemically similar to both psilocybin and LSD, it is usually used for its stimulant effect rather than because of any hallucinogenic properties,

Yohimbe is not physically addicting, nor does it have any known unpleasant aftereffects (except for a possible runny note for a couple of hours after tripping). It can, however, become something of a psychological sexual crutch if used too often; The drug definitely should not be considered by those suffering from hepatitis, hypoglycemia, or blood-pressure disorders. If you have any trouble . with your kidneys, heart, or liver, stay away from this one, too. These organs can have difficulty in handling yohimbe and failure can occur if large doses are ingested. An important caution is that yohimbe should not be used by anyone who has taken antilhistamines, diet pills and other amphetamines, tranquilizers (excel for Librium), or narcotics. Keep away from alcohol when using yohimbe, the combination is very toxic.