Wild Yam Restores Sex Drive During Menopause

Wild yam has been used to treat menopause by nutritionists since the 1800's

Going through menopause is rough no matter how you look at it. Just the thought of going through menopause is enough to make a woman have a break down. The emotional stress is just part of the care package that menopause gifts to women-ha! Their sex drive takes a pummel, they get night sweats, lose sleep at night, and get frequent hot flashes. Plus, just imagine the trip that a woman’s partner goes through as their woman goes through this stage. It’s bad enough that she is mood swinging and tossing and turning through the night, but her sexual desire has now also left. At least sex drive can be replenished easily. For example, wild yam is crazy popular for helping woman make it through menopause. Wild yam increases sex drive while eliminating a number of other menopause symptoms.

Wild yam in woods Wikimedia Commons
Wild yam in woods
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What is it that depletes the sex drive in the first place? You can only imagine the effects that a low amount of estrogen takes on the body. With low estrogen comes low libido. Without libido, there is no sex drive. The term libido literally refers to a person’s sex drive and desire. When a woman goes through menopause her libido can be so low that she has little to no desire for sexual activity. During this time sex could be painful and dry and no fun to her. In past history, it was thought that women didn’t have any business in the bed after they were not able to reproduce anymore. Thankfully times have drastically changed for the better. Some women do not need a libido boost during this period of their life while others could use a daily assist like wild yam.

Yam chips
Yam chips


Also known as Dioscorea villosa, wild yam has been used to treat menopause by nutritionists since the 1800’s. It is a colic root that is home to North America and China. It has been used for treating menstrual cramps, upset stomachs, coughs, and for problems during pregnancy. In the 1950’s diosgenin was found in the root of wild yam. Just so happens that diosgenin is a phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogen plants are those that have natural estrogen found in them. Diosgenin can be chemically changed into progesterone. Did you know that this is how birth control was originally formulated in the 1960’s?

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Wild yam is best used when paired with other high quality extracts. Natural relief supplements are an effective solution for women looking to relieve the side effects associated with menopause. Not only can they relief hot flashes and night sweats but they can restore libido.

Source by Paul A Buchanan