Scientific Name: Dioscorea villosa
Other Names: China Root, Colic Root, Devil’s Bones, Mexican Wild Yam, Rheumatism Root, Yuma
Parts Used: Roots
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antispasmodic, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hepatic, Nervine Relaxant
Uses: Adrenal Gland Malfunction, Asthma, Diverticulosis, Dysentery, Endometriosis, Gallstones, Inflammatory Rheumatism, Menopause Symptoms, Muscle Spasms, Neuralgia, Pain in Uterus & Ovaries, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stomach & Muscle Cramps, Urinary Tract Pain
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid if you have liver disease or family history of hormone-related cancer. In women, large daily doses may cause masculinizing effects.