Wild Yam

From our list of ailments, see what Wild Yam can be used for:

  • Arthritis
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Colic
  • Cramps
  • Digestion Poor
  • Dyspepsia
  • Frigidity
  • Gall Bladder
  • Indigestion
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain
  • Liver
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Nausea
  • PMS
  • Sexual Desire Impaired
  • Stomach Upset
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting

Natural Remedies using Wild Yam

Dosages (Wild Yam) — 250–500 mg root/day (APA); 2–4 g powdered root (HHB); 40–400 mg powdered root (MAD); 1–2 tsp fresh root (PED); 2–4 g dry root (PED); 3 g dry root:15 ml alcohol/15 ml water (PED); 2–3 ml root tincture 3–4 ×/day (SKY); 0.5 tsp root tincture 2 ×/day (APA); 20–60 drops root tincture (FEL); 2–4 ml liquid root extract/day (APA); 2 (505 mg) capsules/day; 1 (505 mg) StX capsule/day (JAD); 2–4 fluid oz decoction.

Wild yam is one of the main herbs used for the treatment of menopausal problems. It is especially useful if the sufferer also has rheumatic or arthritic symptoms.

Arthritis, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Colic, Cramps, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Frigidity, Gall Bladder, Indigestion, Jaundice, Joint Pain, Liver, Menopause, Menstrual Problems, Nausea, PMS, Sexual Desire Impaired, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Vomiting

The Benefit of using Wild Yam as a natural cure

Indications (African Wild Yam) — Childbirth (f; ZUL); Convulsion (f; VVG); Cramp (f; ZUL); Epilepsy (f; VVG); Fit (f; VVG; ZUL); Hysteria (f; ZUL); Insanity (f; ZUL); Nervousness (f; ZUL); Scabies (f; VVG); Sore (f; ZUL); Wound (f; ZUL).

Willow bark combines well with other anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory remedies such as wild yam, liquorice and celery seed.

Kills fungus One study of the steroidal saponins present in wild yam revealed a strong antifungal action that invades and kills fungus.

Mimics progesterone Japanese scientists in the 1930s studied wild yam and its constituent dios – genin. ey found that the diosgenin chemistry was similar to natural progesterone in humans. Wild yam is an excellent herb for balancing hormones and preventing miscarriage, and it can be an e?ective contraceptive (hence the develop-ment of oral birth contraception using proges-terone). It can also ease nausea and vomiting in morning sickness with pregnancy.