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Yam Dioscorea bulbifera

 

Family: Dioscoreaceae

---Synonyms--- Yam

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Medicinal Actions and Uses---

antispasmodic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, rejuvenative, tonic.

abdominal pain and cramps
colic
dysentery
diarrhea
impotency
increases semen, milk, and other hormonal secretions
senility
hemorrhoids
hormonal deficiency
hysteria
infertility
nervous excitability
syphilis
to gain weight

CAUTION: Glucoside in the plant is poisonous; creates excess mucus and congestion. Only use with the advice AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION of an Ayurvedic specialist.

WATER BETONY White Poplar Willow Wormwood Xanthium
Yam Yarrow Yellow Dock