American biochemist Russell Marker discovered the process by which a substance known as diosgenin, an excellent raw material for making synthetic steroids, was extracted from Mexican wild yams
known as barbasco.
Dioscorea villosa L, wild yam
, family Dioscoreaceae
Evening primrose oil, ginseng, and wild yam
cream all have been shown to be ineffective.
Lancome's Absolute Body, above, includes a gastronomic list of ingredients - such as wild yam
and soy - to renourish and create velvety smooth skin, pounds 99.
BIHs are prescription drugs made from soy or wild yam
that contain a certain estrogen (17-beta-estradiol), and progesterone.
"With such a wide range available like black cohosh, red clover, soya isoflavones, wild yam
and sage, it can be hard for customers to decide.
. Wild yam
(and Mexican yam), which is available in extracts, tablets, and creams, has been growing in popularity among women for relief of menopausal symptoms.
John's wort, soy isoflavones, wild yam
and natural vitamin E.
'These days, by taking the Redclover supplement along with wild yam
, cod liver oil and brewer's yeast, I have a much better quality of health and life.
Other therapies--including Bellergal (a combination of belladonna, ergotamine, and phenobarbital), methyldopa, evening primrose oil, mai quan, flaxseed, ginseng, and topical wild yam
extract--have not been effective.
Natural precursors to DHEA can be found in wild yam
The cream, called Absolue Yeux, contains wild yam
, sea algae and soy to help plump up the thinning skin around the eye area and make eyes sparkle.