Yam is a staple food in Africa, Latin America and Asia and contains vitamins, minerals and trace elements as well as secondary plant metabolites. The most important active ingredient of the yam root is the phytohormone diosgenin. Wild yam is traditionally used to treat different conditions, including menopause symptoms.
Yams contains yam root extract and yam root powder from wild Mexican yam, which has a particularly high diosgenin content of 20%. To support the yam in its effectiveness, Yams also contains Indian gooseberry as a source of natural vitamin C.
Please note: The European authorisation procedure for the above health claim has not yet been completed.