Dioscorea


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Dioscorea

(dī″ō-skŏr′ē-ă) [NL]
A genus of yams, a potato-like root vegetable used in many cultures as a source of dietary carbohydrates. There are approx. 150 species. Dioscorea villosa, the wild yam, is used as a source of topically applied cosmetics and plant-derived steroids.

Dioscorea

a plant genus with edible roots in the family Dioscoreaceae. Some species are poisonous due to their content of dioscorine, an alkaloid with an action like picrotoxin. Called also yams. See also tamus communis.
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No evidence from RCTs on oral administration of Dioscorea species in menopause could be found in the literature.
One of their discoveries, a plant called Dioscorea mexicana (or Mexican wild yam), was found to contain the compound diosgenin, which could be chemically altered in the lab to produce steroid hormones.
March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new proprietary extract called Diosterol(TM) from Dioscorea Nipponica Makino has been released in the United States.
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Only 8 genera deviate from this pattern: Aletris (Nartheciaceae), Coptosapelta (Rubiaceae), Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae), Gentiana (Gentianaceae), Ilex (Aquifoliaceae), Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Monodora (Annonaceae), and Passiflora (Passifloraceae).
Among the specific topics discussed are influences of the aggregate on microwave absorbing properties of porous concrete, preparing cementitious material with a high dose of low-alkaline steel shag, the manufacture and nutritional analysis of the Dioscorea batatas F.
In Zengpiyan there were also unidentified charred tubers (possibly Dioscorea sp.
rosea, Circaea lutetiana, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Dioscorea villosa, Galium eireaezans, Menispermum canadense, Polygonum virginianum, P.
Diosgenin has been shown to be present in many species of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae), which includes wild and domesticated yams.
Both wines now supplement the original Rainforest range, comprising Una de Gato, Cinchona, Catharantheus Roseus and Dioscorea, and all are recommended.