Wild Yam
Dioscorea villosa
Uses: Medicinal
Contains diosgenin, an important raw material for the pharmaceutical industry, used to prepare many steroid hormones, including contraceptives and corticosteroids. The Native Americans used it for labour pains. A traditional remedy for gastrointestinal ailments and asthma. Native of American woodlands; needs shade and rich soil. Propagated by root cuttings (approximately 60 root cuttings/kg, each cutting divisible into 3-5 plantable pieces).
H6995 Bulk dried roots cut $22.00/100g, $160.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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