For any woman who suffers from hormonal imbalance, whether it be Menopausal or PMT, the anguish can prove insufferable. So it's good to know that Swanson Superior Herbs Wild Yam Root embraces an ancient technique to allay those unpleasant symptoms and ease away the pain.
The Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) is a type of tubular twining vine, which is most commonly found in North America. Common along the Eastern side of the States, it has been a part of North American culture long before the European settlers took hold.
Also known as China root, Colic root, Mexican yam, Yuma, Devil's bones, and Rheumatism root, the one plant it should not be confused with is the Sweet Potato Yam, from which it is quite different.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, many herbalists favoured the use of wild yam to treat menstrual cramps and any problems related to childbirth. It was also used as a painkiller for those suffering from coughs and stomach upsets. By the 1950s, scientists had unearthed a little more about the root of the Wild Yam and they discovered that it contained a phytoestrogen known as Diosgenin.
This plant based oestrogen can actually be converted into the human hormone we know as progesterone. In the 1960s, Diosgenin was used to make the first birth control pills.
We've come a long way since then and while there are those who choose to use Wild Yam Root extract as a form of birth control, we can't say that we recommend it. However, as a form of menstrual and menopausal relief, it is unrivalled in nature.
Swanson Superior Herbs Wild Yam Root is a relaxant. But it is a very specific relaxant, it targets the smooth muscles in our body. Muscles found primarily in two places, the digestive system and the reproductive system.
A study by the University of Maryland reported that because of its antispasmodic properties, Wild Yam can help to relieve both menstrual cramps and pain from endometriosis. By combining these relaxing qualities with the Yam's purported hormonal regulators, Swanson Superior Herbs Wild Yam Root begins to offer a probable aid to other symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and even mood changes.
Because Swanson Superior Herbs Wild Yam Root can also affect the lining of the digestive system in a positive way, it has also been used as a means to better digestion; easing flatulence and improving the services of the liver and gall bladder.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take two capsules once per day with water.
Other ingredients: Rice flour and gelatin.
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