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Health Benefits Of Wild Yam Extract Powder
Risun Bio-Tech Inc | Updated: Jan 03, 2017

   

Health Benefits of Wild Yam Extract Powder 

 


    Wild yam powder is available in many health food and supplement stores. It is sold under a variety of 

names, including wild Mexican yam, colic root, rheumatism root and Chinese yam. Since the substance is not 

FDA-regulated, it's important to consult a health care provider prior to using it. When taken in large doses, 

wild yam can cause vomiting, nausea and diarrhea, according to the American Cancer Society. However, 

when taken properly, wild yam powder has a number of benefits.

   

    Contains Antioxidants

    Wild yams contain a high concentration of antioxidants, according to a November 2004 article that 

appeared in "Food Chemistry." Antioxidants attack free radicals in the body and are therefore beneficial at 

preventing a number of diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disorders.


     Aids Digestion

     Wild yam powder is commonly used to treat numerous digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome

 (IBS). This is because wild yam contains alkaloids, which help relax muscles in the stomach, according to 

SixWise.com. Some manufacturers recommend the powder as a way to relieve morning sickness during 

pregnancy. However, the American Cancer Society states that it is not recommended for women who are 

pregnant or breastfeeding due to a lack of safety information.

    

     Promotes Healthy Cholesterol

     According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, many researchers believe that wild yam can help

 lower cholesterol. Wild yam contains diosgenin, which blocked the body from absorbing cholesterol in 

animal studies. Further research is needed to validate this claim in humans. Anyone suffering from high 

cholesterol should talk to a health care provider before taking wild yam powder.

    

    Reduces Hair Loss

    Thinning hair and hair loss is a problem for many women as they age. To combat this, NaturalNews.com 

recommends combining wild yam, dong quai and chaste berry. This method should not be used if hair loss is 

the result of another condition, such as cancer treatment. Consult an herbalist and talk to a health care 

provider about possible side effects and specific dosing information.