Wild Yam Root - Cut

Herbs: Wild Yam Root - Cut, Wild Crafted

Common Names: Wild yam, colic root, China root, rheumatism root
Latin Name: Dioscorea villosa
Origin: USA

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Wild Yam root comes from a vine-like herb common to the eastern United States. The root material is very hard and woody. Formerly the virtues of the plant were extracted by soaking it in whiskey for up to a month. It has been grown commercially in Mexico since the discovery that it contains steroidal compounds which can be processed into pharmaceutical steroids. This use of the root, coupled with its traditional use as an antispasmodic and antirheumatic gave rise to the saying that wild yam is a natural steroid. Indeed, it contains compounds that are similar in chemical structure to steroids, but these compounds must be digested, absorbed and processed by one’s body before becoming steroids or hormones. Eating foods such as wild yam thus provides the building blocks for many complex glandular manufacturing processes.

The action of wild yam is based entirely on it's steroidal gycosides. The mechanism of their action is probably quite different for each person that consumes this herb. The body manufactures a wide variety of compounds out of the building blocks provided by wild yam root. This could explain the balancing effects it has on the digestive and reproductive systems.

Contains bitter compounds that promote sweating, relieve muscle cramps, and reduce inflammation.


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how do I use wild yam? (cut)
by Anna on Feb 13, 2014

If I buy this herb how do I take it? Would I cut it up and boil it as a tea?

    Re: how do I use wild yam? (cut)
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 14, 2014

    Hello, you could make either a tincture or a tea. Check out our tincture instructions on the right-hand side of our website under 'How-To'. Thanks!

wild yam capsules
by April on Nov 3, 2012

For HRT, I have been taking wild yam capsules for over 10 years. I'm 69 now and find wild yam to be a wonder herb for older ladies!



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