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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At the height of the barbasco trade, thousands of Mexican peasants harvested "more than ten tons of wild yams" from "the tropical humid areas of Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco, and Chiapas on a weekly basis." (p.
Wild yam root contains steroidal saponins with diosgenin as the aglycone (Bone 2003a).
ABLE Nonhormonal therapies for postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms Agent Effective SOR ([dagger]) Soy/isoflavones Maybe D Clonidine (Catapres) Yes A Venlafaxine * (Effexor) Yes B Fluoxetine * (Prozac) Yes B Gabapentin (Neurontin) Yes A Megestrol * (Megace) Yes B Exercise Maybe C Black cohosh Maybe C Other: Bellergal, No C methyldopa, evening primrose oil, ginseng, wild yam extract, mat quan, flaxseed Agent Comments Soy/isoflavones Multiple RCTs with conflicting results, no formal meta-analysis.
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Existen tambien diferentes cremas en el mercado con estrogenos para aplicar en la vagina y cremas preparadas con la planta camote silvestre mexicano (mexican wild yam) que puede ayudar con sequedad vaginal a mujeres que prefieren tratamiento natural.
Among the 15 "critical-to-cultivate" crops being grown and studied at the medicinal herbs center are goldenseal, American ginseng, wild yam and echinacea.
"Companion" plants that indicate a good site include Jack-in-the-pulpit, bloodroot, Solomon's seal, jewel weed, galax, trillium, wild yam, hepatica, black cohosh, and wild ginger.
Another natural health product that has been targeted is wild yam cream, used to relieve symptoms of menopause.
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Yen of Australia National University in Canberra, who in 1972 spent 38 days with the Tasaday studying their diet, says Headland's "wild yam hypothesis" is off the mark; the forest provided them with enough food of sufficient variety to subsist on.
Esmael Mangudadatu said reports about indigenous communities resorting to eating wild yam in South Upi town were disheartening, along with stories of a farmer committing suicide because of depression.