MEXICAN WILD YAM
wild yam is a species of twining tuberous vine which is native to eastern North America. It is commonly known as wild yam, colic root, rheumatism root, devil's bones, and fourleaf yam. Wild yam has been used for centuries by Native Americans and early Americans for treatment of a variety of ailments. The herb, also known as colic root, because it has a relaxing effect on babies who may suffer from colic. Wild yam consists of a chemical called dioscoretine, which helps with the regulation of blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Wild yam has anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmodic. These anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties means that wild yam is useful for reducing joint pain, arthritis, cramps, and muscular pain related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Other health benefits of wild yam is reducing blood sugar levels, prevent breast cancer, arthritis, prevent miscarriages, infertility, balances hormones, digestive issues, and cholesterol levels.