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Trust the Leaf. Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) was historically offered as "colic
root" and used in herbal remedies for gastrointestinal discomfort. In recent years
it has become popular for women's health.
Nature's Way Wild Yam is carefully grown, tested and produced to certified
Menstruation & Menopause Relief
Wild Yam is a very good antispasmodic so is good for menstrual cramps, relaxing
muscles, soothing nerves, relieving pain, poor circulation and neuralgia, for the
inflammatory stage of rheumatory arthritis and for abdominal and intestinal
cramping. It has long been used for its benefits in womens reproductive health,
including pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal problems. It can be taken in
capsules or in tea (though there are mixed opinions on the flavour). The powder
can be added to creams or vaginal ointments.
Wild Yam's traditional use is for easing menstrual cramps. Its antispasmodic
property is beneficial for any kind of muscular spasm and colic, such as intestinal
and bilious colic, flatulence, ovarian and uterine pain; for poor circulation and
neuralgia; for the inflammatory stage of rheumatory arthritis; and for abdominal
and intestinal cramping. Wild Yam can be very beneficial for nervousness,
restlessness and other nervous conditions.
Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Regulation
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, wild yam contains a substance
called dioscoretine, which has lowered blood sugar levels in animal studies. In a
separate study, the U.S. National Library of Medicine states that a substance
contained in wild yam, diosgenin, was shown to be very promising in raising
HDL (the "good" cholesterol) and lowering LDL (the "bad" cholesterol).
Another use for wild yam is to aid digestion, as explained on MedicnalHerbInfo.org.
Wild yam tea is helpful in alleviating flatulence and generally improving the function
of the liver and gall bladder. As in the previous treatments, the clinical studies are
inconclusive even though some people swear by the herb.
Wild yam contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in
treating other ailments, such as asthma, neuritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and for
regulating the metabolism. Again, there are no studies that confirm its effectiveness.
Be sure to check with your physician or pharmacist to make sure there will be no
harmful interaction with any medications you are already taking for these conditions.
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules
|Servings Per Container: 50
||Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value
|Wild Yam (root)
|†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
Take 2 capsules daily, preferably with food. For intensive use consult your
Plant-derived capsule, magnesium stearate
Use of wild yam is not recommended for pregnant women or for children.