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Wild Yam Root Powder, Wild Crafted, 1/4 lb

Wild Yam Root Powder, Wild Crafted, 1/4 lb


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.

Wild Yam, also known as Colic Root, is a perennial vine with a long history of use by indigenous peoples of North and Central Americas. It is also poorly understood, even today. Although the plant contains diosgenin, a compound used to make the first birth control pills, it cannot be converted to progesterone without the assistance of a lab technician so it is not biologically active in the body.

The dried wild yam root is used to produce decoctions and tinctures, as well as infusions for topical use.



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