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Herb Information
Name: Yam
Biological Name: Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscoreaceae

Other Names: Yam, Varahikand, Gendhi, Zamin-kand

Kachil, Nooran

Description:

Found in India.

Medicinal Applications 

CAUTION: Glucoside in the plant is poisonous; creates excess mucus and congestion. Only use with the advice AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION of an Ayurvedic specialist.

Action

antispasmodic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, rejuvenative, tonic.

Uses

abdominal pain and cramps
colic
dysentery
diarrhea
impotency
increases semen, milk, and other hormonal secretions
senility
hemorrhoids
hormonal deficiency
hysteria
infertility
nervous excitability
syphilis
to gain weight

Dosage: Decoction, milk decoction, powder, bolus, candy
Safety: 

CAUTION: Glucoside in the plant is poisonous; creates excess mucus and congestion. Only use with the advice AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION of an Ayurvedic specialist.

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