Sharpe & Dohme Wild Yam

Dioscorea- N.F. V
Wild Yam

  • Wild Yam; Colic Root; Rheumatism Root.
  • Dried rhizome of Dioscorea villosa.
  • Habitat: North America.
  • Constituent: Saponin; acrid resin.
  • Action: Antirheumatic; Antispasmodic (in bilious colic); Diaphoric; Expectorant; Uterine Tonic.
  • Doses: 1-8 Gm (15-120 grains); average dose 4 Gm (1 dr.)

    - p. 207, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

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Sharp & Dohme Wild Yam
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