top of page
Wild Yam Root
WILD YAM ROOT (Dioscorea villosa) aka - Colic Root, Devil’s Bones, Mexican Wild Yam, Rheumatism Root

No word as to how Wild Yam came to be called ‘devil’s bones,’ but the name makes sense. The plant consists of long, thin, twisted roots that meander below the surface of the soil and have a skeletal look. Wild Yam is used for biliary colic, the pain of gallstones, menstrual cramps, arthritic and rheumatic pains, abdominal and intestinal cramps; it is also good for chronic problems associated with flatulence. Wild Yam is one of the best herbal anti-catarrhal agents, valuable in pulmonary and catarrhal conditions. It has an overall effect on liver health due to its ability to lower blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Wild Yam has a potent tonic effect on the uterus when taken throughout a pregnancy; it relaxes the muscular fiber, soothes the nerves, and relieves pain, especially in the uterus. It is often used to balance hormones to treat nausea in pregnant women and to aid in preventing miscarriage, cramps, and general pains during pregnancy.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Wild Yam Root may provide relief for:

• Arthritis/Rheumatism
• Asthma
• Bowel spasms
• Gas/Flatulence
• Liver Problems
• Menstrual Cramps
• Morning Sickness
• Muscle Pain
• Spasms

Wild Yam Root

  • Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Blood Purifier, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, Vitamins A, B-complex, and C, zinc
bottom of page