Potency wood, also known as muira puama, is a South American herb that helps us find the ecstacy when life seems like way too much. Potency wood is for those who are just too exhausted, too tired, too run down, and too weak to be lovers, even with themselves. From 50–70 percent of those using 1-2 cups of tea or 1-2 dropperfuls of tincture twice a day reported intensification of libido, stimulation of arousal and erection, and improvement in pleasure. Caution: May lower blood pressure.
Yohimbe bark, from a tropical west African plant, is a friend to old(er) lovers. Use of the tincture or capsules will improve blood flow to all of the erectile tissues, including the penis and clitoris), enhancing desire, and increase smooth muscle relaxation, enhancing orgasm. Yohimbe increases the amount of norepinephrine, a compound found in the blood which is essential for his erection and her heat, and which decreases with age. Yohimbe is especially helpful for those with diabetes or heart disease. Yohimbe hydrochloride is the only FDA-approved anti-impotence herbal drug. Its effects on men — and women — include increased stamina, heightened sensation, and greater sexual desire. Consistent use of yohimbe tincture helps 81 percent of impotent men achieve erections. Cautions: Yohimbe can lower blood pressure or cause kidney problems. It is a short-term MAO inhibitor; do not combine with high-tyramine foods such as cheese, chocolate, nuts, beer, red wine, red grape juice, or aged meat; nor with tyrosine or phenylalanine supplements. Nor should yohimbe be used concurrently with antidepressants, sedatives, antihistamines, caffeine, or amphetamines. It may be agitating to the nervous system.
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