Bulk Wild Yam Root Powder, Wild Crafted

Dioscorea villosa
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[ 639 ]Dioscorea villosa

Wild Yam Root Powder, Wild Crafted

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Wild yam root powder is obtained from a species of yam in the Dioscorea genus. Unlike some of its relatives, this species does not contain a viable form of diosgenin, as some manufacturers of wild yam creams and other products claim.

The powdered herb is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsPhytosterols, alkaloids, tannins, starch
plant part usedtuber, root

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from light and heat.
appearance & aromaPale colored powder.


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cosmeticMix into skin creams and lotions for topical use.
culinaryEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
safetyBecause compounds in this herb may exert estrogenic effects, it should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Avoid internal use if you have a history of a hormone-dependent condition, such as breast cancer.

flavor profile

wild yam root

Has a bitter flavor.

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wild yam root

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what else you should know

wild yam root

Wild yam is a perennial vine that occurs naturally in the eastern US. The plant is harvested in the fall for its woody, twisted rhizome, which is dried and ground into a powder.

Also known as colic root and rheumatism root, wild yam has a long history of use by women for various gynecological complaints. Although the root contains diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone, the synthesis of the latter takes place in a lab not in the human body. However, wild yam root contains other active compounds that are responsible for its effects, such as beta carotene and phytosterols.

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please be advised:  Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

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