Wild Yam (Fructus Benedictus)

Wild Yam (Fructus Benedictus)

(Dioscorea villosa)

 

Description

A type of twining, tuberous vine found in Eastern North America and West Africa.

 

Properties and Uses

Anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic and has been used to relieve colic, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and menopausal discomfort.

 Wild Yam

History

The Maya and and Aztecs were known to have used wild yam to relieve pain and it has been used in Chinese medicine for over a thousand years. The root is also eaten as a vegetable in Asia.



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