Wild Yam in English





WILD YAM (Discorea opposita) with 16% diosgenin. A natural means to a good and healthy hormonal balance.

Wild Yam’s medical properties have been used for a long time by folk herbalists and pharmaceutical manufacturers.The natural hormone balance (estrogen/progesterone) is the origin of our mental and physical wellbeing. This balance change frequently after the age of 40, due to a decline in the level of the body’s own production of blood progesterone and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)


Diosgenin is a steroidal saponin, which is extracted from the root of Wild Yam (Dioscorea) and which is remarkably similar to progesterone. 

It is important at this point to emphasize the difference between natural progesterone and synthetic progestins (progesterone-like substances), which are man-made compounds in birth control pills or with estrogen in the treatment of post menopausal women. They are not interchangeable. 

Remember, natural progesterone should not be associated with synthetically produced hormonal drugs such as progestin or progestagen, which can cause harmful side effects, including hormonal imbalances, uterine bleeding, fetal abnormalities, and even the formation of cancer. There have been no published reports of any significant side effects from natural progesterone.

Progesterone is an important forerunner for other bodily hormones, such as cortisol, LH (lutenizing hormone), aldosterone, and estrogen. Supplements of natural progesterone will not create an excess of any of these hormones, as the body will only use what it needs to correct a deficiency or neutralize an excess in them.

It has been reported to have tremendous medical applications. In addition, as an herbal extract it appears to be free of any major adverse effects.

  • The rhizome is popular in Chinese herb medicines where it is used to strengthen the lungs, tonify the spleen and kidneys.
  • It is useful in treating diarrhea and poor appetite.
  • The vitamin C present in the vegetable help in wound healing, bone growth and immune functioning. Also, it acts an anti-ageing element.
  • The tuber is an excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins who mediate various metabolic functions of the body.
  • Vitamin A in the tuber performs varied functions like maintaining healthy mucus membranes, night vision, and growth. It also provides protection from oral cavity and lung cancers.
  • Potassium helps in controlling blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Copper present in the tuber helps in production of red blood cells.
  • Iron helps in formation of red blood cells.
  • Phyto-estrogens present in tuber help in regulating female hormone levels in relation to progesterone.

Medicinal Uses

  • The root extracts help in treating nephritis, hyperthyroidism and diabetes.
  • The root extracts are also used internally in the treatment of tiredness, poor indigestion, poor appetite, dry coughs, weight loss, emotional instability and many more.
  • The tuber is also used in treating ulcers and boils.
  • The juice of the leaves is useful in treating snakebites and scorpion stings.
  • The tuber acts as an Anthelmintic element which removes parasites from the gut.

Effects of wild yam extract on menopausal symptoms, lipids and sex hormones in healthy menopausal women.

Many women seek alternatives to hormonal therapies for the management of menopausal symptoms. Among the treatments currently popular are extracts of wild yam (Dioscorea opposita).

These preparations are known to contain steroidal saponins, including diosgenin, which has been claimed to influence endogenous steroidogenesis.

Cancer Protection

Wild yam shows mild estrogenic properties and may be protective against breast cancer, according to a study conducted at the Institute of Biotechnology, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea. In the study, published in the 2009 ”American Journal of Clinical Medicine,”wild yam was tested on tissue cultures of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells and found to exert a moderate inhibitory effect on cancer cell reproduction, though less than that of estradiol — a form of estrogen hormone.

DHEA is a steroid-like hormone produced by the adrenal glands and helps the body itself can produce more testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and other steroid hormones necessary for good mental and physical health. The body’s own production of DHEA reaches its peak at age 20 and then decreases with age in both men and women. This production decrease may contribute to the more familiar and troublesome phenomena such as lethargy, irritability, weight gain, hot flashes, aging, decreased desire (libido), diabetes, cholesterol, obesity (obesity), risk of cardiovascular disease and arthritis.

Preferably, takes refuge in hormone replacement therapy. Treatment usually starts at the first sign of menopause. PMS (painful menstruation, breast tenderness, fluid retention, etc.) can also be conditioned by impaired and unbalanced hormone levels. It is thus essential to have appropriate levels produced in the body and balanced hormones. Estrogens (estradiol, estrone and estriol) formed eg mainly in the ovaries, although small amounts are secreted from the adrenal glands, the placenta during pregnancy, and fat cells.

Progesterone is a basic ingredient in the ovaries of estrogen. Progesterone is also produced in smaller amounts by the adrenal gland in both sexes (and even in the testes in men). It is the precursor of testosterone and superior corticosteroid hormones. From here progesterone strains secondly all other sexual hormones and other steroids that are essential for, inter alia, stress response, sockebalansen, blood pressure and generally for survival. There is a very fine balance in the interaction between estrogen and progesterone. It is important to ensure that this balance is not disturbed by external causes and contribute to serious injuries. Synthetic hormones and environmental toxins that we have introduced is harmful to our own hormones.

Estrogen dominance

Dr. John Lee, California, USA, has for several years before his death, spent most of the past 20 years to researching the causes and prevalence of female disorders. The list includes, for example ovarian cysts, PMS, fibroids, breast cancer, infertility, osteoporosis and problems associated with menopause. Based on the examinations and tests carried out by careful research, believes Dr. Lee said that many women suffer from the effects of estrogen dominance. He believes that stress, pollution-estrogens, intake of synthetic estrogens in association with concomitant progesterone deficiency and malnutrition are the likely contributing factors to the onset of estrogen dominance.

The following is a list of symptoms that can be caused or exacerbated by estrogen dominance: accelerated aging, breast tenderness, decreased sex drive, infertility, depression, fatigue, hair loss, fibrocytiska chest, allergies, headaches, confusion in thought, blood clotting, increased risk of stroke, irritability , memory loss, osteoporosis, PMS, uterine cancer, miscarriage, water retention, bloating, fat accumulation, gallblåssjukdomar and disorders of the immune system.

Japanese researchers found in 1936 that the Central American women are rarely subjected to the above symptoms and you could determine that the contributing factor was that these women, more or less daily consumed yamsrot (Discorea opposita or Wild Yam).

Wild Yam is a herbaceous plant whose roots and tubers contain plant hormone diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone and DHEA.

This natural plantdiosgenine is very similar to the hormones which are normally produced by the human body. Diosgenine stimulates the body’s own hormone production!


Mood swings, chronic fatigue and depression, anxiety, frustration, dissatisfaction and irritation

Fluid retention

WILD YAMDecreased sex drive

Retaining the elasticity of the skin and hair
irregular menstruation

Weight gain

Muscle and joint pain

Migraine, fertility

Interestingly, the word progesterone is named because of its vital role in contributing pregnancy, a fact that gives a clear view of its importance for the reproduction process.

Modern science confirms that of all female hormones, progesterone is the most important for the fertilized egg and the fetus throughout pregnancy.


DHEA may help reduce the signs of aging, restore vitality and strengthen our immune system. Optimal hormone balance also allows the skin to retain its moisture retention capacity and that. Delaying the onset of wrinkles.


Osteoporosis affects women, mainly at the time of menopause d
ue. hormonal imbalance.

It is characterized by decalcification and osteoporosis; loss of bone causing bone becomes less dense. When the hormone balance returns and stabilizes, it will be easier to rebuild bone mass.

Osteoporosis affects today, every woman and every fourth man over the age of 50.


Carbohydrates       5%
Calcium                 2%
Magnesium            5%
Sodium               0.5%
Fat                      0.5%
Vitamin A               5%
Iron                        7%
Vitamin C          17.1%
Fibre                    11%
Potassium            17%
Protein                   3%
Vitamin E               2%
Vitamin K               2%

Dosage: Each capsule contains 100 mg Wild yam extract. 2 capsules morning and evening or as prescribed.

Nutritional Analysis per 100 grams Ingredients:

1588 kJ (380 kcal) Extracts of Wild Yam 16% diosgenine (45.5%)

Protein 24.1 g Crystalline Cellulose

Carbohydrate 62.7 g Magnesium stearate

Lipids 2.9 g Vegetable capsule.

Nutritional Analysis per 100 grams Ingredients:

1588 kJ (380 kcal) Extracts of Wild Yam 16% diosgenine (45.5%)


Distributor for Scandinavia:    DCG / ALL BY NATURE, Gothenburg, Sweden

Nutritional Analysis per 100 grams Ingredients:

1588 kJ (380 kcal) Extracts of Wild Yam 16% diosgenine (45.5%)

Protein 24.1 g Crystalline Cellulose

Carbohydrate 62.7 g Magnesium stearate

Lipids 2.9 g Vegetable capsule



 +46 (0)708 511 452         stiglevingmail.com