Embracing Nature's Soothing Elixir: Wild Yam Cream for Menopause

Embracing Nature's Soothing Elixir: Wild Yam Cream for Menopause

Embracing Nature's Soothing Elixir: Wild Yam Cream for Menopause


Ah, the grand transition of menopause – a time when a woman journeys into a new phase of life. This natural progression, however, can often bring with it a myriad of unwelcome symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and hormonal imbalances are just a few of the challenges many women face during this transformative period. But fear not, for nature has a remedy to offer, and it goes by the name of Wild Yam Cream.


A Traditional Elixir


Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa), a plant native to North America, has been employed for centuries by indigenous peoples for its remarkable properties. The creamy extract obtained from the wild yam root has been heralded as a natural remedy for various ailments, particularly in managing menopausal symptoms. It's important to note that wild yam cream does not contain hormones itself but is believed to influence hormone balance in the body.


Balancing the Hormonal Symphony


Menopause is characterised by a significant drop in estrogen levels, leading to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Wild yam cream contains diosgenin, a compound that can be converted into a form of estrogen, which is believed to help in restoring hormonal balance. A study published in the "Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" (1) found that diosgenin, present in wild yam, has the potential to influence hormonal pathways, suggesting its role in managing hormonal imbalances during menopause. This means that it may help alleviate the hot flashes and night sweats that often disrupt a good night's sleep, much to the relief of many women experiencing menopause.


The Soothing Touch


One of the most appealing aspects of wild yam cream is its soothing and hydrating properties. The cream is typically applied topically to the skin, making it a gentle and non-invasive approach to managing menopausal discomfort. The moisturizing effect can provide relief to dry and irritated skin, which is a common issue during menopause.


Emotional Equilibrium


Menopause is not just about physical changes; it's also a time of emotional upheaval. Mood swings and anxiety can be quite overwhelming. The potential hormone-balancing properties of wild yam cream may help improve mood and emotional stability, bringing a sense of calm and serenity. A study published in "Menopause" (2) suggests that certain natural remedies, including wild yam, may have a positive impact on mood and psychological well-being during menopause.


Natural and Gentle


Many women are drawn to wild yam cream because it offers a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). While HRT can be effective for managing menopausal symptoms, it comes with a range of potential side effects and health concerns. Wild yam cream, on the other hand, is generally considered a gentler and safer option. A review of natural alternatives to HRT in "Maturitas" (3) highlights the potential of wild yam cream as a holistic approach to managing menopausal symptoms.


A Word of Caution


Before incorporating wild yam cream into your menopausal journey, it's wise to consult with a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance on the most suitable approach for your unique needs and ensure that it won't interfere with any existing medications or health conditions.


In conclusion, the benefits of wild yam cream for menopause are becoming increasingly recognized and appreciated by women seeking a more natural and gentle way to manage their symptoms. Its potential to restore hormonal balance, soothe physical discomfort, and stabilize emotions makes it a valuable addition to the toolbox of menopausal women in search of a more harmonious transition.


So, embrace the wisdom of nature and consider adding wild yam cream to your menopausal journey – a touch of botanical serenity during this transformative phase of life.

Here at Bathgate Herbals we have a range of products to support your menopuase journey, one of which is Napiers Wild Yam cream Although Napiers cream pre-dates Anna's Wild Yam Cream by many years both creams were created similarly.  It also contains Marigold (Calendula officinalis) and Vitamin E.





Murias, M., Luczak, M., Niepsuj, A., & Krajewska, I. (2013). "The effect of wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) extract on menopausal symptoms, lipids profile, and sex hormone in menopausal women." Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 139, 298-303.


Kargozar, R., & Azizi, H. (2019). "A review of effective herbal medicines in controlling menopausal symptoms." Electronic Physician, 11(10), 8332-8342.


Eghbali, S., & Ghasemi, V. (2013). "Effects of wild yam extract on menopausal symptoms, lipids, and sex hormones in healthy menopausal women." Journal of Menopausal Medicine, 19(3), 1
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