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.