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Wild Yam Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Wild Yam
Glycemic Index / Load
Wild Yam
Botanical Name
Dioscorea Villosa, Dioscoreaceae Family
Hindi Name
Jangali Ratalu
Homeopathic Name
Dioscorea Villosa   -   Mother Tincture

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Wild Yam Cures


Action of Wild Yam

Nutrients in Wild Yam

Taste of
Wild Yam

Parts Used

Roots, Rhizomes

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Wild Yam

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast feeding.
It may cause Stomach Ulcers.
It may cause allergic reaction in few as Difficult Breathing, Throat problems, Hives and Swelling of Lips, Tongue and Face.
Check with the Pediatrician, before giving it to children.
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Wild Yam is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in tropical, temperate climates.
It grows up to 6 M.
Best used for Menstrual Disorders, Vaginal Infections, Arthritis.

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Materia Medica for Wild Yam

Wild Yam General

Wild Yam is Antispasmodic, Simulant, Antiinflammtory and Diuretic
It is a popular root vegetable. It is usually consumed boiled, steamed, baked or fried. It can also be used in capsule or Tea form. The powder form of Wild Yam can be added to cream or vaginal ointments.
It contains Diosgenin. Diosgenin is a chemical compound. It is used to make Estrogen in the laboratory. The root and bulb of the plant are used as a source of Diosgenin. Wild Yam is a natural alternative to Estrogen Replacement therapy.
It treats Intestinal disorders, Gallbladder Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and for increasing Energy.
It treats Postmenopausal Vaginal dryness, Premenstrual Syndrome, Breast Enlargement, Menstrual Cramps and Osteoporosis.
It increases sexual drive in men and women.
Wild yam is applied topically on Skin to treat Hot flashes.
It regulates the Bile production. It helps to relieve Hepatic Congestion, Bilious Colic and Gallstones.
It increases the efficiency of Liver. It lowers the Blood Pressure and Blood Cholesterol level.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Wild Yam is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Single Herb

Wild Yam for Vaginal Infections

Mix 3 drops each lavender and tea tree essential oils ,3 cups warm water ,2 heaping tablespoons yogurt . Use it once a day. .

Wild Yam for prevent pregnancy

Take 3 cups tea of wild yam daily.

Wild Yam for Menopause

Massage half a teaspoon of Wild Yam Cream
into the soft parts of the body.

Wild Yam to increase fertility

Dropperful of tincture 1-3 times a day.

Wild Yam ( Jangali Ratalu ) for Small Breast

Massage the breast with Wild Yam Cream.

Wild Yam for PCOS

Wild Yam stimulates the hormones and promotes a good menstrual cycle. It reduces the ovarian pain associated with Ovarian Cysts.
Buy " Dioscorea " mother tincture and have 10 drops in a glass of water. Have it 2 times in a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1

Make a decoction of the Viburnum Opulus, St. John's Wort, Wild yam. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Endometriosis 1

Grind dried root of Chasteberry, Echinacea, Wild yam, Viburnum Opulus in equal quantity. Take Raspberry leaves and Motherwort leaves in half quantity. Prepare a decoction. Strain. Drink one cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Muscular Pain 3

Take dried roots of Black Cohosh, Wild Yam and St John's Wort in equal proportion. Grind them. Prepare a tincture. Take half tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding 4

Take the following herbs-
2 tablespoons each of dried Liquorice ( Mulethi ) root and Wild Yam root.
One tablespoon of powdered Burdock root and Comfrey root.
2-3 tablespoons of Dandelion root.
Put these herbs in 4-5 cups of cold water and simmer for 15 minutes in a covered pot.
Drink thrice daily for 3-4 months.

Herbal Treatment For Repeated Miscarriage 4

Tincture equal parts of Mitchella Repens, Black Haw and Wild Yam. Take 10 drops 2 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 5

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Energy, Stamina and improves overall feeling of well-being. It is the perfect daily Energy supplement.
Ginseng Korean
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Wild Yam
Chinese Liquorice
Goji Berry
White Peony
Cornus Officinalis
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Red Sage
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.
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Pradeep ( India )
12 Dec 2017
It's an good root through tat we can make tea,Am interested to buy wild yam... Can u suggest me in India were I can buy
Randhir Kumar
10 Sep 2020
Wild yum can you will find in remote village in Bihar.
this is called Desi Oal in his language.
Pkm ( India )
11 Nov 2020
Is dioscorea villosa helpful for spasmodic urethral stricture

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