Wild Yam Root

Wild Yam Root is a time tested herb used by people throughout the ages for balancing the reproductive system and for problems associated with the spleen, kidneys, liver and lungs. It contains saponins which are the precursors to some hormones. Wild yam root is anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory. It is hypothesized that this anti-inflammatory property acts on the adrenals to support them in producing estrogen and progesterone. It has been used as a source for synthesized birth control pills. Wild yam root, when used in its whole form, has no reported toxicity. It works well with conscious lifestyle changes.

benefits-wild-yams-800x800Be an educated consumer! Most people associate the word “natural” with something in nature or as existing in nature. What most people do not know is that in the science of biochemistry, if a chemist creates or manufactures a substance who biochemical structure closely resembles something that exists in nature, that substance can be called “natural”. You can see this with the now popular “natural progesterone” products.

The only natural occurrence of progesterone is in the human body. Progesterone does not exist in plants. The plant based drug, “natural progesterone”, is manufactured from diosgenin, a biochemical constituent of the wild yam root (Dioscorea villosa), the same biochemical constituent used to manufacture birth control pills in the 1950’s. It is also true that the human body cannot convert the manufactured diosgenin to progesterone without the addition of a synthetic enzyme that does not exist in our bodies. The so-called “natural progesterone” contain this synthetic enzyme which is essential in manufacturing progesterone.

Wild yam root in its whole form acts like many herbs by supporting the body’s natural functions and allowing the body to self regulate.

Indian Meadow Herbals’ Wild Yam Root Cream is 95% certified organic and is formulated to allow the body to achieve its own hormonal balance. Our time tested formulation used all of the biochemical constituents of the wild yam root. WYR Cream is effective and non-toxic. It contains NO estrogen or progesterone, this product contains wild yam root.

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