October 13, 2015

Wild Yam

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How does Wild Yam work?

Wild yam contains a chemical that can be made into various steroids, such as estrogen, in the laboratory. However, the body can't change wild yam to estrogen.

Are there safety concerns?

Wild yam seems safe for most adults. Large amounts can cause vomiting.

Do not use wild yam if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have breast cancer.
  • You have cancer of the ovaries or uterus.
  • You have endometriosis.
  • You have uterine fibroids.
  • You have a condition called protein S deficiency.

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