Wild Yam Root (Dioscorea villosa)
A herbal food supplement
Wild Yam Root, Colic Root, Rheumatism Root
Wild Yam has recently become popular as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
The loose chopped dried root.
100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.
Vegetarians and vegans.
Infusion: About 1-2 teaspoons of herb to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 10-15 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired.
Drink up to 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Dioscoreaceae). Maximum of 12g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Key actions: Antispasmodic (relieve spasm), anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, hepatic, diaphoretic (induces perspiration), cholagogue.
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), intestinal colic, diverticulitis and to ease uterine and ovarian pain. Also as HRT for menopausal women.
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
In creams, makes a wonderful face cream for dry, mature, thinning skin.
Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.