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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Dioscorea villosa?
If you know websites containing any information about Dioscorea villosa please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Dioscorea villosa and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Dioscorea villosa.


Dioscorea villosa basic info
Scientific Name: Dioscorea villosa L..
Family: Dioscoreaceae.
Genus: Dioscorea.
Common names in English: wild yam.
For common names of Dioscorea villosa in different languages - See link
Description: Dioscorea villosa is a species of a twining tuberous vine that is native to eastern North America. Creams and dietary supplements made from Dioscorea villosa are claimed to contain human hormones and promoted as a medicine for a variety of purposes, including cancer prevention and the treatment of Crohn's disease and whooping cough. However, according to the American Cancer Society, the claims are false and there is no evidence to support these substances being either safe or effective. - for more info about Dioscorea villosa See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Dioscorea villosa
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Dioscorea villosa in other websites
Dioscorea villosa common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Dioscorea villosa - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Dioscorea villosa - See link.


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