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