Herb of the Day: Wild yam

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Scientific Name: Dioscorea villosa

Key Actions: Anti-inflammatory | Estrogenic | Relieves spasms

Common Use: Menstrual pains and cramps

Common Dosage Form: Tincture

Fun Fact: The wild yam is known for its very beautiful leaves for which it gets part of its name from. The bottoms of the leaves are slightly hairy and “villosa” means hairy in Latin.

 

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