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Organic Wild Yam Root

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Wild yam, a perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves, has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Native to North America, wild yam can be found in southern new England, to Tennessee and as far west as Texas. Wild yam is commonly referred to as "colic root" or "rheumatism root," due to its traditional use of treating colic and rheumatoid arthritis.

Gastrointestinal upset
Wild yam is believed to have powerful anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it helpful in providing relief from gastrointestinal upset and discomfort. Wild yam may be helpful in treating upset stomach, diarrhea, colic in babies and morning sickness in pregnant women. Wild yam may also be helpful in reducing flatulence and gas, especially if caused by excessive levels of stomach acid.

Premenstual syndrome (PMS) and menopause
Wild yam is believed to contain a natural progesterone precursor known as diogenin, which may help to alleviate the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome and menopause. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, irritability and muscle cramps. Some experts believe that the use of wild yam to treat premenstrual syndrome and menopause may help women who suffer from these conditions to experience an increase in energy, enhanced sexual desire and an easier time losing weight.

Threatened miscarriage
Wild yam has been used traditionally to treat irritable uterus and threatened miscarriage. Wild yam may be helpful when combined with other herbs, such as cramp bark or black haw, to reduce contractions and vaginal bleeding that often accompany a threatened miscarriage.

Postpartum recovery
Because of the anti-spasmodic properties of wild yam, wild yam is believed to help promote healing and recovery after childbirth. Wild yam is believed to reduce the pain associated with cramping after giving birth, allowing the mother to rest more comfortably as she heals.

Fertility
Because of the diogenin found in wild yam, it is believed to assist in the regulation of the hormones that contribute to female fertility. This regulatory ability may help to promote better overall fertility and increase the odds of successful conception and implantation. Wild yam, when used for fertility purposes, is typically used following ovulation, as using it prior to ovulation is believed to have a natural contraceptive effect on the female body.

Contraindications
Individuals with conditions relating to their blood sugar should speak to their healthcare provider as wild yam may lower blood sugar levels. Individuals with hormone dependent conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids or reproductive cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer or prostate cancer should speak to their healthcare provider before using wild yam.

Disclaimer: All information presented on this page is intended for informational purposes only. We strongly recommend speaking to a qualified healthcare provider before beginning any herbal supplement.

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