Wild yam

Scientific Name

Dioscorea villosa


Overview

Progesterone, a female hormone, is now known to be produced in wild yam.  Research has not proven progesterone-like action in the body, however.  It stimulates bile to be released in the gall bladder and treats pain and spasms.  It has been used to treat urinary tract problems as well.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs