Yucca spp.

Yucca - Yucca spp. (in the Agavaceae family)

Part used: Root.

Taste/smell: Astringent, slightly acrid, soapy.

Tendencies: Cooling.

Dosage: Infusion: 1 teaspoon per cup of water, infused 25 minutes; or 1:3 dry strength liquid extract: 10-50 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Antispasmodic, (b) Anti-inflammatory.

This herb is commonly used for arthritis.

Contraindications: Yucca is contraindicated in pregnancy unless used under the guidance of a qualified health professional.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.