Also known as: Dioscorea composita, barbasco, China root, yuma, colic root, devil's bones, rheumatism root.
Potential uses: Wild yam is a phytoestrogen. It's claimed that taking wild yam orally can relieve vaginal dryness and that wild yam cream can relieve hot flashes.
Usual dose: There is no typical dose.
Are there any risks? There are more than 500 species of wild yam. Some species contain diosgenin,which has a similar structure to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). DHEA is a steroid that your...Read more
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