wild yam


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wild yam

wild yam

Quite a useful plant. Vine with alternating leaves, which have very prominent veins which run lengthwise from the center top of the heart shape out into a fan pattern. Root runs horizontal underground. Small greenish yellow flowers droop is clusters (male) and droopy spike heads (female). The thick parts of the root (tuber) is the part you want. Most steroid hormones were originally derived from yams. Provides building blocks for progesterone. Used to help all kinds of female problems, like painful menses, PMS, menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and vaginal dryness. Wild yam also strengthens the adrenal glands, which assists with hormone balance. Antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, vasodilator Supports the growth of beneficial intestinal flora. Source of phytoestrogens to prevent bone loss. Components from the root used to treat asthma, arthritis, eczema, colic, gastrointestinal & digestive issues like irritable bowel, spasms, rheumatism, menopause, sexual issues, labor pains, morning sickness, impotence, prostate, high blood pressure, migraines, bursitis, dermatitis, bites, stings, rashes. But wait, there’s more... it’s also used to help the liver and endocrine system. Root tea is easy way of taking it.
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Wild yam root contains steroidal saponins with diosgenin as the aglycone (Bone 2003a).
Also little evidence is there one way or another for dong quai, evening primrose oil, wild yam, chaste tree, hops, or sage.
Evening primrose oil, ginseng, and wild yam cream have all been shown to be ineffective.
Lancome's Absolute Body, above, includes a gastronomic list of ingredients - such as wild yam and soy - to renourish and create velvety smooth skin, pounds 99.
BIHs are prescription drugs made from soy or wild yam that contain a certain estrogen (17-beta-estradiol), and progesterone.
With such a wide range available like black cohosh, red clover, soya isoflavones, wild yam and sage, it can be hard for customers to decide.
Wild yam (and Mexican yam), which is available in extracts, tablets, and creams, has been growing in popularity among women for relief of menopausal symptoms.
John's wort, soy isoflavones, wild yam and natural vitamin E.
These days, by taking the Redclover supplement along with wild yam, cod liver oil and brewer's yeast, I have a much better quality of health and life.
Other therapies--including Bellergal (a combination of belladonna, ergotamine, and phenobarbital), methyldopa, evening primrose oil, mai quan, flaxseed, ginseng, and topical wild yam extract--have not been effective.
Natural precursors to DHEA can be found in wild yam.