Wild Yam Powder is obtained by cutting up and grinding the roots of the Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa). Other Names: Colic Root, Rheumatism Root, …
Dyroo Organic Wild Yam Powder – Wild Yam Powder is obtained by cutting up and grinding the roots of the Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa). Other Names: Colic Root, Rheumatism Root, …
There are over 600 species of wild yams. About 12 species are edible. Some people use wild yam as a source of steroids, but the body can’t make steroids such as estrogen and DHEA from eating wild yam. This conversion has to be done in a lab. There might be other chemicals in wild yam that act like estrogen in the body.
People most commonly use wild yam as a “natural alterative” to estrogen therapy for symptoms of menopause, infertility, menstrual problems, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
Some Health Benefits of Wild Yam (Powder)
Wild yam root is a common ingredient in anti-aging skin creams (13).
One test-tube study noted that diosgenin may encourage the growth of new skin cells, which could have anti-aging effects.
Wild yam root may have anti-inflammatory effects.
Notably, test-tube studies reveal that diosgenin extracted from wild yam root helps protect against the progression of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Wild yam root contains diosgenin. It’s a plant steroid that scientists can manipulate to produce steroids, such as progesterone, estrogen, cortisone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which are then used for medical purposes (1, 3).
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