Wild Yam.Dioscorea villosa and Phytochemicals.
- Botanical Basic data of Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa.
- Botanical Description of Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa.
- Properties of Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa.
- Wild Yam and Its Phytochemicals.
- Discover of disgenin from Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa.
- Food and Pharmaceutical Uses of Wild Yam:Huai Shan Yao.
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- Breast Enlargement effect of Diosgenin as phytoestrogens.
- Why should Women Use Wild Yam?
- Therapeutic Action,Pharmacology and application of Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa and diosgenin.
- Dosage Recomments,Safety Toxicity and Administrations.
- Conclusions and summary.
- Final report of the amended safety assessment of Dioscorea Villosa Wild Yam root extract.
- Uses based on scientific evidence.
- Diosgenin and Wild Yam Research Update.
- Dioscorea Use in Chinese Medicine.
- How Search engine think about Diosgenin and Yam.
- Research update.
- Photo Gallery of Dioscorea villosa.
Therapeutic Action,Pharmacology and application of Wild Yam.Dioscorea Villosa and diosgenin.:
Dioscorea has traditionally been used for easing menstrual cramps and for threatened miscarriage. Its antispasmodic action makes it good for flatulence and colic caused by muscle spasm. The herb also promotes the flow of bile and is sometimes used to ease the colic of gallstones. It's anti-inflammatory action is due to the steroidal saponins, and it is often used for the inflammatory stage of rheumatoid arthritis. It has a diuretic effect which, combined with its antispasmodic action, makes it useful in painful conditions of the urinary tract. Its antispasmodic action also makes it useful for treating poor circulation and neuralgia. It is given for intermittent claudication (pain in the calves caused by spasms in the blood vessels supplying the leg muscles). Dioscorea contains hormonal substances very similar to progesterone.
chronic fatigue,loss of appetite,leukorrhea,immune deficiency,diarrhea,overall weakness and coldness in extremities,,Anti-Aging,Enhanced mood, energy, and memory,Improved immune system,Boosted sex drive (especially in women),Reduced Osteoporosis.Improved fat loss,More muscle mass,Reduced Autoimmune disorders,Less Heart Disease,The uses of Dioscorea villosa.
2.Actions of diosgenin:
Dioscorea root contains diosgenin, which has anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, hypocholesterolemic, and estrogenic effects. Dioscorea is antispasmodic, and could be helpful for nausea of pregnant women (morning sickness), spasmodic hiccough and asthma.
3.Dioscorea root has been found to contain phytosteroids
such as diosgenin and saponin,which are precursors for manufacturing progesterone and other steroid drugs.
4.wild yam as preparations of steroids:
The original use of Wild Yam was as a source of the raw material used for contraceptive manufacture. Species of Dioscorea were also used as sources of saponins for the preparation of steroids in the pharmaceutical industry.
5.Overall liver health:
Also known to have a therapeutic action on overall liver health, it is believed that wild yam root's ability to lower blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure indirectly helps the liver by increasing its efficiency and reducing stress.
6.Muscular spasm and colic:
Wild Yam's traditional use is for easing menstrual cramps. Its antispasmodic property is beneficial for any kind of muscular spasm and colic, such as intestinal and bilious colic, flatulence, ovarian and uterine pain; for poor circulation and neuralgia; for the inflammatory stage of rheumatory arthritis; and for abdominal and intestinal cramping. Wild Yam can be very beneficial for nervousness, restlessness and other nervous conditions.
Its steroidal saponins are also anti-inflammatory , making it a useful herb when treating rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory conditions of the bowel. Its diuretic effect, combined with the antispasmodic action, soothes painful conditions of the urinary tract.
Wild Yam is a very good antispasmodic so is good for menstrual cramps, relaxing muscles, soothing nerves, relieving pain, poor circulation and neuralgia, for the inflammatory stage of rheumatory arthritis and for abdominal and intestinal cramping.
It has long been used for its benefits in womens reproductive health, including pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal problems. It can be taken in capsules or in tea (though there are mixed opinions on the flavour). The powder can be added to creams or vaginal ointments.
9.Wild yam used as natural antibiotics and inhibit inflammation:
In herbal medicine the root is used for intestinal colic and indigestion, to soothe diverticulitis, relieve dysmenorrhoea, as well as allay uterine and ovarine pain. The most significant use of wild yam is in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis to relieve the intense inflammation in the acute phase [British Herbal Pharm.]. It is also used for muscular rheumatism and spasmodic asthma, as well as things as remote as the "chronic gastritis of drunkards"
There have been studies to show that Dioscorea has antioxidant activities and the anti-inflammatory activity can be linked to the antiphlogistic effect of the steroidal saponins.
Some species of Dioscorea show antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative Escherichia coli, though specifically for D. sylvatica and D. dregeana.
10,Wild yam as remedy for menopausal and PMS symptoms:
Wild Yam extracts helpful to women with menopausal and PMS symptoms. It is also said to be good for labour pains and the prevention of early miscarriage. The American Indians use a root decoction to relieve the pain of childbirth, other sources say that it is good for the nausea that can be experienced during pregnancy.
11.Wild yam acts as good antispasmodic:
wild yam can be used for cramps, coughs and hiccoughs and for muscular spasms, croup and gas. It is considered good for loosening phlegm, inducing vomiting and increasing urine flow.wild yam is also good for fatigue and is also soothing to the nerves.
Wild yam are the primary sources for the production of semisynthetic progesterone (progesterone U.S.P.), dehydroephiandrosterone (DHEA), and other hormones. The use of wild yams (in safely recommended amounts) offers the user relief with very few side effects, unlike Premarin? and additional prescription counter-parts. Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women, states: "Wild yam has been the most widely used herb in the world today and provides 50 percent of the raw materials for manufacturing steroids. More than 200 million prescriptions are produced annually and sold where wild yam diosgenin is utilized."
- Wild Yam.Dioscorea villosa and Phytochemicals.
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