Wild Yam

Also indexed as:Dioscorea villosa, Yam (Wild)
Wild Yam: Main Image© Steven Foster
Botanical names:
Dioscorea villosa

Side Effects

Some people may experience nausea or vomiting when taking large amounts of wild yam (several times the recommended amounts). The safety of wild yam during pregnancy and breast feeding has not been established.

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