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— Dioscorea bulbifera. Family Dioscoreaceae. The plant is used for a wide range of conditions. It is known to relieve pains and spasms, rejuvenate the body, and promote hormonal secretions, thus increasing breast milk supply in women and semen count in men. Additionally, it can be applied for diarrhea and dysentery.


— Achillea millefolium. Family Compositae. Yarrow is a widely applied herb, which is prescribed for a wide range of conditions. It improves digestive function, relieving heartburn and indigestion, in addition to treating bowel complaints. The herb can additionally be used for various inflammations, sores and wounds, due to its healing capacity. It may even be applied in common colds.

Yellow Dock

— Rumex crispus. Family Polygonaceae. Yellow Dock is a popular blood-purifying remedy, and its activity originates from liver-aiding properties. For this reason the herb is applied in several gallbladder and liver conditions, like jaundice, liver deficiency, and so on. It is also used to relieve skin condition, associated with liver dysfunction.

Yerba Santa

— Eriodictyon glutinosum. Yerba Santa is a traditional remedy for coughs, colds, and other respiratory system conditions, including the most severe ones. Also applied for nasal condition and rheumatism. Used externally for sores and bruises.


— Yucca schidigera. Yucca is generally known to serve as a remedy for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Its tumor-reducing capacity has been proven in laboratory tests. Additionally, the plant has been used to treat joint inflammations, and inflammatory conditions of any kind.