Today's lesson-wild yam in Chinese medicine
My chosen herb for one of my classes is wild yam. This week we had to discuss how wild yam is used by other cultures, and guess what. It's not really used by other cultures. Wild yam is grown mostly in the U.S and Canada. However, there are others in the yam family that are used in Chinese medicine. Long yam is used for murky urine, stiff joints, and lower back pain. Another yam called Chines yam is used to move and control blood ( a very important part of Chinese medicine) specifically in the lungs and spleen.