Bitter yam contains chemicals that might lower blood sugar levels. Wild forms of bitter yam must be soaked and boiled before use to remove the toxins.
People use bitter yam for diabetes and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse bitter yam with wild yam (Dioscorea villosa). These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for BITTER YAM overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if bitter yam is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with BITTER YAM
Bitter yam may contain chemicals similar to the prescription drug digoxin. Taking bitter yam along with digoxin might increase the risk of side effects.
Be cautious with this combination
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