Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)

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Wild Yam

(Dioscorea villosa)


Wild yam has been used for centuries as a remedy for menstrual pain and complications associated with child bearing.

It contains an alkaloid agent that relaxes the muscles of the entire abdominal region. Consequently, it is often helpful for women experiencing menstrual cramps and nausea associated with pregnancy.

This herb is supposed to contain progesterone-like properties for women undergoing menopause. This is still being tested.

How It May Benefit You…

  • menstrual cramps
  • nausea due to pregnancy
  • morning sickness
  • urinary tract disorders
  • intestinal colic
  • rheumatoid arthritis.


Always seek professional advice with regard to doses.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Wild yam is available as dried root, tincture, or capsules