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Wild Yam is a plant native to North America, Mexico, and Asia. The part used medicinally is the root. Traditionally, wild yam was used to help with coughs, morning sickness, digestive upset, and nerve pain.
Although wild yam creams and other preparations are marketed as 'natural progesterone', wild yam doesn't contain progesterone or dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cannot be converted to these hormones in the body. It requires a chemical conversion that can only take place in the lab. Indeed, wild yam and other similar plants
Wild Yam is edible and medicinal, though said to be bland, when cooked with seasoning it is tasty. Used for centuries as a medicinal herb by the Aztec and Myan peoples for a wide range of ailments including many female problems and to relieve the pain of childbirth. Research indicates that this is a powerful alternative medicine containing many al saponins, mainly Dioscin, which is widely used to manufacture progesterone, and other drugs used as contraceptives and in the treatment of various disorders of the genitary organs as well as in other diseases such as asthma and arthritis. Other constituents Phytosterols (beta-sitosterol), alkaloids and Tannins make this plant useful as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diaphoretic and vasodilator. A decoction of the root is used to alleviate many of the symptoms of menopause and PMS such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, gall bladder complaints, spasmodic cramps, painful menstruation, and in small doses is especially helpful in treating the nausea of pregnant women.
Large doses of wild yam may cause nausea.
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