Wild Yam for Menopause

There are many different kinds of wild yams. Some are edible, while others are used medicinally as an herbal remedy. There are many claims that you can use them medicinally for treating menopause; the supplements are often used as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy for menopause. While wild yam does not appear to have progesterone-like properties, it does seem to have estrogenic (estrogen-like) properties.
At this time, there is no real evidence that wild yam really works for any particular use. In fact, one study that looked at using this product for menopause symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats) showed that it was not any better than a placebo.
(Click Wild Yam Benefits and Does Wild Yam Work? for more information about treating menopause with wild yam, to learn more about the effectiveness of this product, and to find out how the supplement works.)
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