Profile: From southern Ontario, Canada to Florida and the Great Plains to Rhode Island, wild yams are native to eastern North America. Bitter wild yam isn't eaten but has several health benefits. Dioscorea villosa is a climbing vine with heart-shaped, veined leaves and lengthy rhizomes. Wild yam is a dioecious perennial of the Dioscoreaceae family that grows in damp, sandy soils near forests and thickets.
Wild yam has been used in TCM since the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica. The roots and rhizomes of wild yam are used in North American indigenous healing rituals. Later, European settlers used the root's medicinal benefits in American traditional herbalism.
Consumers, practitioners, and natural product sellers are misinformed about Dioscorea villosa and progesterone. Wild yam contains saponins that produce diosgenin. Diosgenin can be turned into human hormones in a lab, but not in the body. Natural or not, wild yam has no progesterone.
Preparations of wild yam root include decoction or liquid extract. Wild yam is often used in herbal blends.
NOTICE: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.
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|Wild Yam Root
|Handling / Storage:
|Store in a airtight Food Storage Containers, cool, dry place.