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Biological Name: Yucca schidigerayucca

Other Names: Yucca

Elements Applied: Root and stalk are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components: Yucca’s treating capacity originates from its saponin content. Saponins are characterized by fat-soluble and water-soluble properties and can thus act similar to soap. Several researches state that in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis yucca saponins triggered toxin release from the bowels, thus improving normal cartilage production. Yucca has also been stated to kill melanoma cells according to laboratory researches.

History: Early Americans applied yucca’s soapy leaf in a range of health conditions. It was made into poultice or used as a bath additive to relieve skin sores and other conditions, as well as sprains. Yucca was also used to treat bleeding, joint inflammations, and other kinds of inflammations. According to several reports, early Americans used yucca to wash hair to eliminate dandruff and promote health hair growth.

Used For: The range of conditions in which yucca is applied includes rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cancer.

According to several clinical studies, the herb contains a powerful anti-tumor agent, which can be found only when the plant is fresh. Its presence was proven by a range of animal studies.

Additional Info: Yucca is found in deserts of the southwestern areas of the USE and is closely linked with Joshua tree. Some varieties may grow up to 15-60 feet in height, and others have only a couple of yards.

Preparation and Intake: Herb extract is taken at a dose of four capsules two times per day before meals, as a treatment for arthritis.

To treat cancer, fresh yucca flowers are made into concoction with carrot and several greens. The combination is chopped in a blender.

Safety: Due to saponin content yucca is known to cause hemolysis according to laboratory tests. There is no data concerning the amount of yucca which may lead to such consequences. Still, yucca is safe for usage as a foaming ingredient (especially in root beer). As no cases of hemolysis in root beer consumers have been reported, yucca products are considered to be safe.

There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the remedy.