Hello ladies and gentle, i want to share with you today the health benefits of wild yam, and how to use wild yam to boost ovulation and fertility and conceive twins. You might not have known that wild-yam is one of the most effective fertility foods ever discovered.
From a recent investigation, it is observed that most of the wild edible yams were found to be a good source of protein, lipid, crude fibre, starch, vitamins and minerals. Don’t miss reading these 11 facts about post baby body you must understand.
Wild yam is a plant. It contains a chemical, diosgenin, which can be made in the laboratory into various steroids, such as estrogen and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). The root and the bulb of the plant are used as a source of diosgenin, which is prepared as an “extract,” a liquid that contains concentrated diosgenin.
There are over 600 species of wild yam. Some species are grown specifically as a source of diosgenin for laboratories to use in making steroids. These species are generally not eaten due to a bitter flavor. Only about 12 of the 600 species are considered edible.
Diosgenin or wild yam is often promoted as a “natural alterative” to estrogen therapy, so you will see it used for estrogen replacement therapy, vaginal dryness in older women, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menstrual cramps, weak bones (osteoporosis), increasing energy and sexual drive in men and women, and breast enlargement. Wild yam does seem to have some estrogen-like activity, but it is not actually converted into estrogen in the body. It takes a laboratory to do that.
Similarly, you will also see wild yam and diosgenin promoted as a “natural DHEA.” This is because in the laboratory DHEA is made from diosgenin, but this chemical reaction is not believed to occur in the human body. So taking wild yam extract will not increase DHEA levels in people. Individuals who are interested in taking DHEA should avoid wild yam products labeled as “natural DHEA.”
Wild yam is also used for treating a disorder of the intestines called diverticulosis, gallbladder pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and for increasing energy.
Some women apply wild yam creams to the skin to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Health benefits of wild yam and how it works
Wild yam contains a chemical that can be made into various steroids, such as estrogen, in the laboratory.
Most importantly, it contains “DIOSGENIN”-(a chemical substance used pharmacologically to produce one of the most expensive Fertility Drugs in the world & steroids hormones).
Diosgenin is used as a starting material for more than 60% of the commercial synthesis of cortisone, pregnenolone, progesterone, and other reproductive steroids. Diosgenin is found in other herbs like fenugreek and other herbs and foods.
Diosgenin helps to reduce inflammation, increases the excretion of excess cholesterol from the body, lowers blood sugar and destroys cancer cells.
It balance hormones, treat menstrual disorders, increase fertility, increase sexual libidos, treat erectal dysfunction, increase ovulation, boost testosterone levels in men, increase breasts and buttocks in women, promote hair growth, good for the skin etc.
It’s one of the best food for menopausal women, it balance their hormones and reduces menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vagina dryness, excessive sweetening, mood swings etc.
There is another theory that wild yam helps boost fertility and increases a woman chances of getting pregnant with twins because it contains a reproductive hormone called phytoestrogen. The phytoestrogen found in wild yam can stimulate the ovaries to cause hyperovulation (release if 2 or more eggs during ovulation) thereby helping a woman have multiple gestation and twins.
A researcher revealed that some tribes in Nigeria ( especially Igbo-Ora of Yoruba) people who were slaves during those times in Europe were found to have high fertility rate especially when it comes to giving birth to TWINS and TRIPLETS. Some renowned researchers trace their root back to Africa to find out the reasons behind this in terms of food other things they do which account for their Multiple birth.
That was when they discovered that it was this particular Yam and red palm oil they ate much that boosted their fertility.
Wild yam is very common on the mountains of Mupun and Miship lands in Pankshin local government Area.
In Ghana, wild yam for fertility and twining is called asorbayere/ ahabayere.
In Nigeria it’s popularly called igangan in Yoruba language.
How to prepare wild yam for fertility and twinning:
• Cook without peeling
• Peel after cooking
• Eat with red palm oil, stews or soups etc.
• You can dry and make into powder and sprinkle on food like rice, oats, soups.
Health benefits of wild yam: When to eat yams for fertility
Eat it every day and every week. However, eating it just before and during your ovulation period is the best.
How many yams to eat for twins?
No number of yams has been specified to be eaten for fertility and twinning. Just eat the wild yam as staple food to get maximum results. You can use the wild yam for porridge, Amala, swallow, pounded yam, roasted yam etc.
Yams and twins success stories
There are many testimonies about eating yams and conceiving twins in Igbo-Ora in Oyo state. Many women in the community have narrated how they ate yam and had twins. And read also these 10 amazing ways sex improves your well being
The yoruba people of Igbo ora (headquarters of twins in the world) understands this very well… They eat roasted wild yam as staple food…. It is believed that roasted wild yam is even richer in phytoestrogens and hence the reason for their high twinning rates in the world.