Wild Yam Root, Wild Crafted
Dioscorea villosa L.
Also known as Colicroot, Devil’s-bones
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Wild Yam Root was widely used in North American folk medicine. Native Americans often used Wild Yam Root to treat colic which is why it was given the nickname Colicroot. Traditionally, it has been used to treat inflammation, muscle spasms, and a range of disorders, including asthma. Several studies show Wild Yam Root has powerful antifungal properties and may help fight yeast and other fungal infections.
Uses: relieve intestinal colic, rheumatoid arthritis
Active Ingredients: steroidal, saponins including dioscine, phytosterols, alkaloids, tannins, much starch
Actions: antispasmodic, anti- inflammatory, anti- rheumatic, cholagogue, anti-bilious, heptic
Complementary Herbs: Calamus, Chamomile, Ginger, Black Cohosh