Wild yams, also known as Dioscorea villosa, have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. One of the potential benefits of wild yams is their ability to improve skin health.
Wild Yams Benefits
Wild yams are a rich source of diosgenin, a plant compound that can be converted into estrogen in the body. Estrogen plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin by promoting collagen production, increasing skin thickness, and improving skin hydration. Additionally, wild yams have anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce skin inflammation and redness. They also contain antioxidants that can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Some studies suggest that topical application of wild yam extract may help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin elasticity.