Wild Yam Root
Wild Yam Root (Dioscorea villosa)
Yam I am. But don’t let the name fool you - this is not the stuff of loaded baked potatoes. Wild yam is a starch of a different color than what we’re used to, to say the least. For starters, these gangly and knobby little roots grow beneath the forest floor, forming their feet into long criss-crosses as they grow. Though their species – villosa - might make them sound rather villainous, wild yam has been heralded as one of the most important herbs for taming the wilds of the house of hormones.
Looking for more info? These herbs work so well that if we told you about them we couldn’t sell them to you (seriously, US laws are that crazy: we can teach or we can sell but not both!). Luckily Grandmother Google knows all.