Wild Yam Root has long been used for its benefits in women's reproductive health, including pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal problems. It is an excellent antispasmodic so is good for menstrual cramps, relaxing muscles, soothing nerves, relieving pain, poor circulation and neuralgia, for the inflammatory stage of rheumatoid arthritis and for abdominal and intestinal cramping.
Wild Yam's traditional use is for easing menstrual cramps. Its antispasmodic property is beneficial for any kind of muscular spasm and colic, such as intestinal and bilious colic, flatulence, ovarian and uterine pain; for poor circulation and neuralgia; for the inflammatory stage of rheumatoid arthritis; and for abdominal and intestinal cramping. Wild Yam can be very beneficial for nervousness, restlessness and other nervous conditions.
Wild yam is also known to have a therapeutic action on overall liver health, it is believed that wild yam root's ability to support healthy cholesterol and lower blood pressure indirectly helps the liver by increasing its efficiency and reducing stress.
Its steroidal saponins are also anti-inflammatory, making it a useful herb when treating rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory conditions of the bowel. Its diuretic effect, combined with the antispasmodic action, soothes painful conditions of the urinary tract.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has used wild yam for at least 2,000 years. Our raw wild yam is wild harvested in the USA.
Some possible benefits of our raw wildcrafted Yam Root powder may include:
● Benefiting women's reproductive health
● Reducing menopausal problems
● Supporting healthy circulation
● Reducing abdominal & intestinal cramping
● Improving nervous conditions
● Anti-inflammatory properties
● Diuretic effects
● Relieving pre-menstrual syndrome
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Botanical Name: Dioscorea Villosa
Other Names: Colic root, China root, Devil's bones, Rheumatism root, Yuma, Huang Yao Tzu, Shu Yu
Ingredients: Raw Wild Yam Root Powder.
Origin: USA - Wildcrafted
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Wild Yam Root powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Wild raw Yam Root powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your raw Wild Yam Root powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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