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There are many different kinds of wild yams. Some are edible, while others are used medicinally as an herbal remedy. Many people may wonder, "What is wild yam used for?"
 
When used as an herbal supplement, wild yam is claimed to be helpful for a variety of different purposes. Some of the claimed benefits of wild yam include the following:
 
  • Breast enlargement
  • Relieving menopause symptoms
  • Increasing energy and libido
  • Natural contraception (birth control)
  • Treating (or sometimes preventing) the following conditions:

 

 

At this time, however, there is little research to suggest that wild yam is truly effective for any use. Much more research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of wild yam supplements.
 
(Click Wild Yam Benefits for more information on the claimed uses of wild yam supplements and to find out if these products are suitable for children.)
 
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