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Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)

Definition:
Traditionally used for its hormonal properties, Mexican wild yam root is considered a phytoestrogen (progesterone) with none of the side effects of synthetic hormones. Its use in cream form is emerging as a viable treatment for osteoporosis, menstrual disorders and menopause.

Applications:
Hormonal imbalance, PMS, menstrual disorders, infertility, moods swings, fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menopause, osteoporosis, cancer (hormonally related), fibromyalgia and prostate disease.

Scientific Updates:
Dr. John Lee's studies impressively delineate the ability of transdermal wild yam to effectively raise progesterone and balance estrogen, which may help to prevent and treat certain cancers and a myriad of hormonally related symptoms.

Complementary Agents:
Dong quai, black cohosh, damiana, saw palmetto, sarsaparilla, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, folic acid, essential fatty acids, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and grape seed and pine bark proanthocyanidins.

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