I have praised the virtues of wild yam before. I am writing to remind you how this blessed, natural plant can help to re-balance your menstrual cycles and female reproductive health.
Things wild yam can do for your fantastic female body: (Men, pass this along to your lady friends, they may just thank you!)
Wild Yams Virtues:
- end menstrual migraines: those pesky migraines that come on when hormones shift with your cycles, say around ovulation and/or around when your moon flow starts,
- helps to bring your menstrual cycle into a more regular rhythm,
- eases PMS,
- lessens cramping at the beginning of your moon flow (will ease cramping post child birthing too!),
- got heavy bleeding issues… wild yam will slow that funky stuff down. My flow became sporadically heavy after I turned 40. Wild yam doses daily and my period is a light flow and no more unexpected “gushes” in public soaking through every piece of clothing! Grateful that issue is finished in my life,
- low doses increase fertility, high doses create a birth control effect (without the nasty side effects of synthetic hormones and putting yourself at risk for birth control induced breast cancer, etc.),
- traditionally used to treat threatened miscarriage with uterine contractions present, combined with Cramp bark, Black Haw, or False Unicorn,
- increases the flow of Chi, Life Force Energy, to your reproductive tract. This is a good thing, energy brings healing,
- traditionally used to ease nausea and vomiting in pregnancy*,
- eases menopausal symptoms,
- Got PCOS? Try wild yam…,
- wild yam is anti-inflammatory and is used for many inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, gall bladder disease, muscle cramps, spasmodic asthma, intestinal cramps, endometriosis, etc.
Wild yam is amazing, on its own, and in combination with other female healing herbs: Stinging nettles, cramp bark, red raspberry leaf, Cramp bark, Black haw, False unicorn, motherwort, black and blue cohoshes…. to name just a few amazing, healing female herbs!
(*Make certain you get help from a skilled herbalist when using herbs during pregnancy. Keep in mind that herbs are safe, whole foods for our bodies!)