Pharmacie Uniprix - Logo
  0
Your shopping list
  Print   Send

Total $0 Tx. Excl.

Connection
  Create an account Forgot your password ?

Nom scientifique : Dioscorea villosa

Synonyms : dioscorea, colic root

Part(s) used

Root and tuber (dried)

Principal constituents

Steroidal saponins

Recognized therapeutic effects

  • Applied topically to relieve hot flashes due to menopause
  • Used as replacement therapy for estrogens and for the treatment of vaginal dryness due to menopause.

Please note: No scientific study has been carried out to support these uses

  • Relieves muscle spasms and cramps
  • Relieves digestive disorders
  • Relieves diverticulitis
  • Relieves menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
  • Relieves arthritic and rheumatic pains

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Ovarian or breast cancer or history of hormone-dependent cancer in close relatives
  • Intestinal spasms
  • Obstruction or inflammation of the bile ducts
  • Liver disease (hepatitis, cirrhosis or cancer)

Drug interactions

  • None

Content produced by Option Consommateurs

Services in pharmacy are the sole responsibility of pharmacist-owners. Only pharmacists are responsible for pharmacy practice. They only provide related services acting under a pharmacist-owner's name.

The uniprix.com Website deals with health-related topics. The information presented has been validated by experts and is accurate at the time of posting. In no way does it replace the opinion of a health care professional. Uniprix Inc. and its affiliated pharmacists accept no liability whatsoever in connection with the information provided on this Website.