Herb of the Day- Wild Yam

A favorite among Aztecs and Myans, wild yam is best known for its use in supporting women’s hormones. High in diosgenin, a precursor to progesterone; wild yam was once used in birth control pills. Today wild yam is not widely used, however, herbalists often choose this herb to use in tinctures, teas, capsules and topically.

A field of wild yam


  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Labor Pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Infertility
  • Morning Sickness
  • Threatened Miscarriage
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Painful Menstruation

The Plant

Wild Yam grows from seed as a perennial plant. Native to North America, you’ll now find Wild Yam cultivated in a variety of climates and conditions worldwide. Growing like a bean with green climbing vines, wild yam grows yellow or purple flowers in the late spring and has heart-shaped leaves that begin green and turn yellow in the fall. Wild harvesting is not recommended as some varieties are toxic.

TriLight Health and Wild Yam

Wild Yam is found in Carry On and Contract Ease

TriLight Health's Carry OnJoann used Carry On

“When I was 6 months pregnant with my now 6 year old son, I started bleeding and cramping heavily. I took carry-on as recommended on the label and laid down. The bleeding slowed and then stopped along with the cramping. 3 months later my son was born but my midwife said it looked like the placenta had partially torn away from the uterus and had a large bloodclot behind it. Now when I find I’m pregnant I make sure I have carry-on because I’m convinced it saved my son’s life 7 years ago. Thank you sooooo much for your products! :)”



Micah found relief with Contract Ease
TriLight Health's Contract Ease“I delivered baby number six last week. Pains after birth have been tough with the last several babies so I was thrilled when I found Contract Ease. I used this product, according to the directions, for about 3 days and experienced significant relief from the pain. I highly recommend this product to any woman after childbirth.”

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Avoid large doses during pregnancy unless under the care of a qualified practitioner.
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products
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