Common names: Yam, Wild Yam, Dioscorea, Colic Root, Rheumatism Root, Wilde Yamwurzel
Plant Description: Wild Yam is a perennial, twining vine found in the United States in Florida, Texas, and north to Rhode Island and Minnesota. Its knotty, contorted, reddish-brown stem can grow as long as 18 feet. The slender, ligneous root-stock is twisted, crooked, and laterally branched. The leaves of the Wild Yam are ovate and cordate, 2-6 inches long, with a soft fuzz underneath the somewhat thick and glabrous upper surface. Around June and July, Wild Yam blooms with greenish-yellow flowers drooping in panacles. It's fruit is winged seeds encompassed by a capsule.
Dosage: 30-60 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.
Efficacy Studies & Other Clinical Data:
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Disclaimer (U.S. Only): These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.