Wild Yam

Dioscorea villosa

Part Used



Endocrine; reproductive


Anti-inflammatory; anti-rheumatic; antispasmodic; diaphoretic; diuretic; expectorant; hepatic; hormone balancer

Traditional Uses

Indicated in inflammatory conditions of the gallbladder, GIT, joints, uterus and ovaries. Reduces inflammation and pain associated with smooth muscle spasms in intestinal cramping, dysmenorrhea, and ovarian cysts. Has specific use for acute phases of RA and will aid in all types of arthritis, joint/muscle pain, and neuralgias. Promotes the flow of bile. ^1. 2.