Wild Yam Herb - PMS Tea
Herbal Tea - Herbal Remedies
Wild Yam herb, also called Colic Root, and Wild Yam root, is twining tuberous vine found native and growing wild in North American areas that receive full sun and have poor soil.
The Wild Yam is a perennial plant with broad heart shaped leaves and yellowish white to yellowish green flowers. Wild Yam root has been used medicinally since the 18th century. There are several varieties, and it is sometimes called Mexican Wild Yam.
In the 18th and 19th century herbalists used Wild Yam to treat problems associated with child birth and menstruation. Today Wild Yam is still used to treat menstrual problems and cramping, menopausal problems and morning sickness.
Wild Yam Tea
Wild Yam tea is prepared by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons dried root in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.
Wild Yam Uses & Herbal Remedies
What is Wild Yam Used For?
Lots of people email and ask me: What is wild yam used for? Here are a some of the most common uses for Wild Yam.
Traditionally Wild Yam was used to treat colic, muscle spasms, asthma, colds and rheumatism.
Wild Yam can be used as an anti-spasmodic and relieve stomach and other cramps.
Wild Yam has been useful in relieving PMS symptoms. You can read more about PMS Tea here.
It is also used as a natural breast enlargement herb. Wild Yam and Fenugreek are both used to give you a natural breast enlargement. You can read more about Fenugreek and Breast Enlargement here.
Wild Yam is being studied for its uses in immunity building and as a tonic for the digestive system and liver function.
Wild Yam Cautions
Wild Yam Side Effects
Excessive amounts of Wild Yam can be toxic and should be kept within the recommended dosages.
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If you are looking to buy wild yam, we recommend you purchase it through Mountain Rose Herbs. They offer organic wild yam in a variety of sizes. You can visit their site by following their banner below.
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