A – Z of Herbal Remedies

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Wild Yam Remedies

Other Names: Wild Yam, Colic Root, Dioscorea, Rheumatism Root, China Root, Devil's BonesWilde Yamwurzel, Discorea Villosa
Traditional Usages: Food, Relieving Menstrual Cramp, Stopping Threatened Miscarriage, Bilious Colic, Flatulence - particulary in pregnant women, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Painful Disorders of Urinary Tract, Aids Poor Circulation, Spasmodic Hiccoughs, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Tonic for weightloss, Lack of Appetite, Tiredness, Frequent Urination, Chronic Coughs, Night Sweats, Inflammatory Rheumatism, Inflammatory Stomach and Muscle Cramp, Gallstones, Renal and Intestinal Colic, Arthritis, Dysentery, Persistent Nausea, Pain in Womb and Ovaries, Hormone Imbalance, Spasmodic Asthma,
Resources: US, Canada, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, China, Japan, Southeast Asia
Parts Used: Roots, Rhizomes
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Wild Yam - Herbal  remedy for Cysts: Wild yam contains an active ingredient which accelerates the production of progesterone in women’s bodies. Apply the herbal cream to the skin. Continuous use for approximately three months shows good results. Wild yam cream, wild yam gel and wild yam lotion are made with the wild yam herb and can be found in drugstores or online.
Health Warning: Wild yam is not recommended for children.

Wild Yam - Herbal  remedy for Gallstones: Wild yam increases bile flow and lessens the pain of gallstones. Like rosemary, it is an anti-spasmodic herb. Suggested dosage: tincture - spray: 3-6 pumps three times daily. extract: half a teaspoon 3 times daily.

Wild Yam - Herbal  remedy for Pain: Wild yam is effective for chronic pain. Wild yam has been used to treat neuralgia, rheumatism, colic, gallbladder problems, irritable bowel syndrome and premenstrual syndrome. Wild yam is available as liquid extract and as a powder. The powdered form may be purchased in capsules. The fluid extract can be made into tea. This herb relaxes spasms, stimulates bile flow and dilates blood vessels. Properties: diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, used internally for arthritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and gall bladder complaints.      

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,