Wild yam is frequently used in combination with other herbs, especially those that balance hormones in some way. Much of the interest currently surrounding wild yam centers around a chemical called diosgenin. One of the old nicknames for wild yam was 'Rheumatism Root' because it was often used to treat joint and muscle pain that was referred to as rheumatism. Today, it's still used to help with symptoms of arthritis, especially the pain and inflammation.
Precautions: It's recommended that people with hormone sensitive conditions (like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and certain cancers) should avoid the use of wild yam. It should not be taken during pregnancy.
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