Wild Yam Root Powder
Botanical Name - Dioscorea villosa
Other Names - Colic Root, China Root, Devil's Bones, Rheumatism Root, Yuma
Origin - USA
Flavor Profile - The root has a bitter taste.
Culinary Usages - Encapsulate as a dietary supplement.
Cosmetic Usages - Mix into skin creams and lotions for topical use.
Wild Yam 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. The plant contains diosgenin, a compound used to make the first birth control pills. While diosgenin can be converted into progesterone in the laboratory, it cannot be converted into progesterone in the human body. Wild yam contains no progesterone, natural or otherwise, hence it is not biologically active in the body.
The powdered herb is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Precautions - Because compounds in this herb may exert estrogenic effects, it should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Avoid internal use if you have a history of a hormone-dependent condition, such as breast cancer.
Disclaimer - While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Website. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
* Due to the nature of natural ingredients, physical attributes may differ from lot to lot (color, taste, etc). Please consult with a representative for more information on current lot. Stone Creek Health Essentials will not accept returns on ingredients that are more than 30 days old or that have been unsealed. Product images are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product due to differences in monitors, product batch/lot and etc. Please contact a Stone Creek Health Essentials representative with any questions. We're here to help.