1) Tonify Human body
Wild yam is one of the more widely used tonic herbs.Because the herb has a neutral energy and therefore is neither hot nor cold , it benefits everybody who takes it. It helps to build strongdigestion and metabolism.
2) Improve Lung Function
Wild yam is also helps strengthen improve lung function, benefiting the whole body.it is commonly used in formulations designed to relieve coughing due to weakened lungs.
3) Preventing Leaking Offluids
Wild yam has both essence building power and an astringent action that preventing leaking offluids. it is widely recommend for the leakage problems, such as spermatorrhea ,leukorrhea andfrequent urination. it is also often used by people suffering night sweats as a result of generalweakness or chronic consumptive illness. Dioscorea will help strengthen the back andkness,Diabetes is a disorder for which Dioscorea is very highly recommended in Asia.
Wild yam is a powerful herb for treating dehydration be it due to an illness,excessive sweatingfrom to physical activity,due to the weather, or whatever. Dioscorea is a superb herb forhelping replenish body fluids when taken as a tea or with sufficient water.
Wild yam shows mild estrogenic properties and may be protective against breast cancer, according to a study conducted at the Institute of Biotechnology, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea. In the study, published in the 2009 "American Journal of Clinical Medicine," wild yam was tested on tissue cultures of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells and found to exert a moderate inhibitory effect on cancer cell reproduction, though less than that of estradiol -- a form of estrogen hormone.
Wild yam may protect against muscular aches and pains associated with menopause, according to a study by Hsu KH, et al. published in the June 2008 "Taiwan Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecoloby." In the study, laboratory rats were given 250 mg, 750 mg or 1500 mg of wild yam per day for 8 weeks. Activity of the enzyme calpain, which breaks down muscle tissue, was lowered in the groups that received the higher doses of wild yam compared to groups that received either the 250 mg dose or an extract of wild yam, called diosgenin. The researchers of the study, conducted at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, concluded that wild yam may be beneficial in preserving muscle function in menopausal and post-menopausal women.
Diosgenin, an extract of wild yam, may influence adrenal function in menopause, according to a study by Benghuzzi, et al., published in a 2003 "Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation" journal. In the study, conducted at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, laboratory rats that had been induced into menopause by removal of their ovaries showed increased body weight, including a slight increase in the weight of the adrenal glands. Following the surgery the test animals received 500 mg diosgenin per day for 45 days and the researchers reported that their adrenal weights decreased significantly from treatment with diosgenin.
Little effect on menopause symptoms was obtained with the use of wild yam cream, in a study by PA Komesaroff, et al. published in the June 2001 "Climacteric" journal. In the study, conducted at the Baker Medical Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, three months of therapy with wild yam cream yielded no significant changes in weight, systolic or diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol -- the good type of cholesterol; blood sugar, estrogen or progesterone levels. While no side effects were incurred, frequency and severity of hot flashes was reportedly slightly decreased