Dioscorea villosa
Wild yam
Wild yam
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Part of the plant used

Rhizome
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Major cosmetic applications

Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Mature skin. Anti-inflammatory. Soothing. Anti-irritation.

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Inception
Growing area

Mexico
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Traditional uses

Anorexia. Diarrhea. Asthma. Hacking cough. Urinary incontinence. Menopausal syndrome. Diabetes. Rheumatism. Asthenia.
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Curiosities

Used to synthesize steroidal hormones such as progesterone, cortisone and estrogens.
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