Wild Yam: Dioscorea villosa (L.)
About Wild Yam: Do not confuse wild yam (D. villosa) with the cultivated garden yam, a very different species known as Oxalis tuberose. Wild yam is a climbing plant that supports itself by twining around the branches of other plants. The plants produce tubercles (small tubers that are formed in the leaf axils of the stems), and can be propagated by this means.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic wild yam root is sustainably sourced from the United States. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Because there is not adequate scientific substantive research as defined by the FDA we are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications:
Wild yam is classified as safe for consumption if used appropriately, although be mindful over over-ingesting. Oral ingestion of wild yam tincture in large amounts has caused emesis.
Women with hormone sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids, should avoid wild yam.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
WILD YAM TONIC:
Wild yam Dioscorea villosa root: 1 ounce
Partridge berry Mitchella repens: 1 ounce
False unicorn Chamaelirium luteum: 1 ounce
Cramp bark Viburnum opulus: 1⁄2 ounce
Purified water: 2 pints
Place the herbs and water in a clean stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat, put a lid on the pot and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain and sweeten if necessary. Use up to four tablespoons every four hours when needed.