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High quality wild yam Powder Diosgenine

  • Latin Name:   Dioscorea opposita Thunb.
  • Synonyms:    Mexican Wild Yam, Shan-yao, China Root, Yuma, Colic Root, Aluka
  • Part of Used:   Root
  • Specifications:   Diosgenine
  • Appearance:   White fine Powder
  • Application:   Health food & Beverage
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Health Benefits of Wild Yam Root Extract Powder 

Wild yam is commonly indicated for feminine health, yet it has a wide range of medicinal benefits for both men and women. It grows as a vine in Asia, North America and Mexico, and its rhizome and roots are harvested for medicinal preparations. The scientific name of wild yam is Dioscorea villosa. Some of its other common names are Mexican Wild Yam, Shan-yao, China Root, Yuma, Colic Root, and Aluka.


Wild yam is a Native American herb that has been traditionally used to treat conditions, such as morning sickness and labor, as well as colic, gastritis, rheumatism and asthma. This is because wild yam has anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-spasmodic properties.

Wild Yam and Progesterone

There is a progesterone concern related to taking wild yam. Wild yam contains a precursor to progesterone, diosgenin, however, the body cannot convert this saponin into progesterone on its own. Progesterone is processed from wild yam only in a laboratory setting.

An Antispasmotic

Wild yam helps to relax muscles as an anti-spasmodic agent. This property may help to provide relief from the cramps of menstruation, as well as for labor pains and other conditions that are relieved through muscle relaxation.

Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Wild yam has positive effects on blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It contains the alkaloid Dioscoretine, which was studied for its effects on lowering the levels of blood sugar in the body. Likewise, it may boost the level of HDL cholesterol in the blood, which plays the important role of moving the other cholesterol to the liver for processing.

Digestion and Metabolism

Wild yam may also act as a digestive and metabolic aid. It may help to treat or provide relief for gastrointestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, colic and gas. It is also said to work as an agent to regulate or balance the metabolism of the body.

Other Benefits

Other benefits of wild yam include its possible effect for nerve-related conditions, and for pain relief, uterine care, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis inflammation, kidney ailments and for treating the gallbladder.


Although wild yam cannot be converted to progesterone within the body, there is a concern about taking Wild Yam, related to certain health conditions. It contains diosgenin, a natural steroid that may have an estrogenic reaction within the body. This may be important to note to your doctor, if taking other hormone-based medications. Its safety and efficacy is also not well documented in the cases of breastfeeding and preparations for babies and young children, even though it may help with colic.

Main Functions: 

-Diosgenin has the function of anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, hypocholesterolemic, and

  estrogenic effects.

-Diosgenin as an antispasmodic, and could be helpful for nausea of pregnant women (morning sickness),

  spasmodic hiccough and asthma.

-Most women experience lack of progesterone, not estrogen. Natural progesterone supplements are used to

  balance estrogen.Natural progesterone has a structure similar to that of human progesterone and is made form

  plant fats; One of such fats is diosgenin. It is rich in diosgenin, so it became the most popular source of natural


What Is Wild Yam Root   

Wild yam root is an herb that was made popular during the nineteenth century. Herbalists used it to treat menstrual cramps and childbirth-related conditions and it is still used today. Always educate yourself before taking any herb, as it can interact with other medications and have adverse side effects.


Wild yam is a perennial vine. It has light brown, woody tubers. It should not be confused with sweet potato yams. Sweet potato yams have fleshy roots whereas wild yams roots are dry and not fleshy. This vine can grow up to thirty feet and has clusters of small greenish, white to greenish or yellow blossoms. The leaves are heart shaped with a smooth surface. Wild yam is also known as colic root, yuma, devil's bones, rheumatism root and China root. There are two species of wild yam, one that is native to China and one that is native to North America.


There was a medical movement during the nineteenth century known as the Eclectic medical movement. It was during this movement that wild yam became popular where it was used for biliary colic and spasm of the bowel. Today's herbalist believe that it can be effectively used to aid in nausea during pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, cholera, urinary tract infections and nervous excitement. There is no scientific evidence to prove that wild yam is an effective treatment for these conditions.

Quality Control:

The product you are purchasing is manufactured by FDA registered and inspected GMP facility here in China. We use no fillers, excipients, binders, milk, egg or preservatives or any other additives in this product.

  • High-quality supplement manufactured in our GMP facility
  • Vegetarian and Hypoallergenic.
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free, BSE Free and Non- Irradiated

FDA Statement

This product has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. This product is, therefore, not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

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