Ñame silvestre | Wild Yam

Ñame silvestre | Wild Yam

Common Name: Wild Yam

Binomial Nomenclature: Dioscorea villosa

Culinary Use: boiled, fried, baked, grilled and even smoked

Medicinal Use: The roots are anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diaphoretic and vasodilator

Fun Fact: Dioscorea species are widely used in modern medicine to manufacture progesterone and other steroid drugs.
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