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Dioscorea Capsules

Dioscorea Capsules

Dioscorea Capsules

Brand Genestra
Unit Size 60 capsules
Dosage Take one capsule daily with a meal, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. For prolonged use, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Contraindications If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have a kidney or gastro-intestinal disease, bile duct obstruction or gallbladder inflammation, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Recommendations Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans. The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives. Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place.
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Product overview: 
Ideal for vegans
• Convenient capsule format increase patient compliance
Additional product info
Dioscorea villosa has antispasmodic and anodyne actions on gastro-intestinal tract. In sudden spasmodic gripping pain in the stomach and bowels it acts similarly to colocynth, but it is more certain in the more severe cases. It is specific in bilious colic (spasmodic abdominal pain), in the pain of the passing of gall stones, in mild cases and is valuable in spasmodic colic of any kind. Spasmodic pain yields to it readily, but it is much more certain in pain and muscular spasms of the intestine. In neuralgic dysmenorrhea, in ovarian neuralgia, cramp-like pains in the uterus at any time, and in severe after-pains it often acts satisfactorily, quickly relieving the muscular spasm. The recommended dose is 1 - 40 minims or 65 - 2600 mg (1).*
The rhizome of Dioscorea villosa is a favorite therapeutical agent among Eclectic physicians, who have used it for more than 60 years. This agent is not only of value in bilious colic, but in all forms of colic and other painful abdominal neurosea, and all forms of gastro-intestinal irritations. It has also proved valuable in painful cholera morbus attended with cramps, in neuralgic affections, in irritable conditions of the nervous system, especially when attended with pain or spasms, in painful vomiting and gastralgia (2).*
Wild yam root is expectorant, diaphoretic and antispasmodic. The recommended dose is 15 - 60 grains (1 - 4 g) (3).
1 Ellingwood F. The American Materia Medica, Therapeutic and pharmacognosy, 1919. [internet]. Available at:
2 Felter H.W and Loyd J.U. King's American Dispensatory 1898. [Internet]. Available at:
3 Sayre L.E. A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 4th ed. 1917. [Internet]. Available at:

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60

Each Capsule Contains:             
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) Root - 500 mg *

Other Ingredients:  Hypromellose, cellulose

* Daily Value (DV) not established

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