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Wild Yam Root Powder

  • Wild Yam is valued as an anti-spasmodic herb for muscles, tendons and muscular organs in conditions marked by tension.. Colic, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome; abdominal pain in general. Hiccups. Gallbladder pain. Leg cramps. Knee pain. Pain of arthritis, fibro-myalgia, rheumatism, tendonitis. Liver congestion. Painful menstruation, PMS, spasmodic ovarian and uterine pain. Threatened miscarriage. Morning sickness. Post-partum pain. Menopausal symptoms.
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Wild Yam Root Powder

Also Known As –Dioscorea villosa, Colic-root, and Yam.

Origin - Wild Crafted and Organically Grown on Kauai, USA

Overview - Wild yam is a trailing vine that climbs over anything nearby, growing to 15 or more feet long. It has a smooth stem and heart-shaped leaves with very noticeable veins running lengthwise on them. The root runs horizontally underground, forming light brown tubers that are white and fibrous inside. They are edible and medicinal. Yam is native to the eastern half of North America. It can be found in swamps, woods and thickets.

Medicinal Uses – Internally, Wild yam has been used for centuries to treat menstrual cramps, to help with childbirth pain, postpartum pain and morning sickness. Some women claim it works as a birth control herb. Others use yam during the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle to promote fertility. Externally, Wild yam cream may be used externally; it is believed to raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy or to treat menopausal symptoms.

  • In some countries, yam is considered to be a sexual tonic for men and to aid fertility in men. It is also used for inflammation, osteoporosis, menopause, colic in infants, rheumatoid arthritis and urinary tract infections. Yam is also used by some people for high cholesterol, but more studies are needed to prove its usefulness in this area.
  • This herb is also used for nausea, muscle spasms, gallbladder colic and ulcerative colitis. In Chinese medicine, yam is used for diverticulitis, irritable bowel and cramping of the stomach and bowels. They use if for gas pain, vomiting and hiccups. It is considered a mild liver tonic, and is used to treat hypertension and arterial spasms.

Other Uses – Yam is edible, if a little bland. However, if it is seasoned properly, it makes a nice dish.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Yam may be combined with black haw bark to prevent miscarriage.

Parts Used - The root is used medicinally.

Cautions - If you take a medication that contains estradiol, you should not use wild yam. Yam should not be taken during pregnancy, as it may cause contractions.

Suggested - Yam can be found commercially as a liquid extract and as powdered tuber. The powdered form can be found in capsules or tablets. The extract can also be made into an herbal tea.

  • A typical dose for wild yam would be to take a cup of herbal tea three times a day. To make the tea, pour boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried root and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • For tincture, take 40 to 120 drops three times per day.
  • For a fluid extract, take 10 to 40 drops three or four times per day.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.


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