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Wild Yam

Wild Yam

Wild Yam: Wild yam is an herb used medicinally that is claimed to contain elements that act as a precursor to female hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. Wild yam is available in supplements and claimed to have many effects, including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and diuretic actions. Wild yam is not the same thing as "yams" sold as food in grocery stores.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Wild Yam

Adequate amounts of Wild Yam are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Wild Yam

Adequate amounts of Wild Yam are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Wild Yam

Excessive intake of Wild Yam may involve the following risks:

  • Do not use without consulting with your physician if you have a history of blood clots, stroke, or a hormone sensitive condition, such as cancer
  • Do not use in children
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies or alternative therapies

Wild Yam: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Wild Yam) include:

  • Dioscorea villos
  • Yuma
  • White yam
  • Wild yam root
  • Yellow yam

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