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Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Dioscorea villosa, Fourleaf yam, Wild yam, Yellow yam

Wild yam is a vine that grows perennially as an underground potato-like tuber.  It has been used traditionally in the Americas and around the world to support normal hormonal balance, especially for women, and to calm the nervous system.

Wild yam is used as a health supplement today to support normal reproductive health in women.


In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for wild yam, the entry for Dioscorea villosa, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library for wild yam, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for wild yam, or the RXList entry for wild yam for more information.