Yucca medicinal herb is a perennial indoor house plant and it is also a flowering plant putting out some lovely white flowers, although it may vary in colour to even shades of green. It has been historically utilized in Africa to improve libido. Likewise it is used in sexual dysfunction, inclusive of male erectile disorder.
This herb is indigenous to the arid parts of North America, Central America, and the West Indies. The parts used are the root and stalk. It is from the Agavaceae family and there are at least forty to fifty species. It can be seen as a type of evergreen plant. It may also be used in landscaping as an ornamental plant.
Some of the common names are Adam's Needle, Silverstar, Dagger plant, Golden sword, Bright edge, Bear grass, Our Lord's Candle, Joshua tree and Spanish dagger. Be reminded that it can be grown indoor as well as outdoor and the flowers, root and leaves are all used medicinally.
Yucca Schidigera, which is the botanical name, consists of vitamins A, B-complex, and C, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese and Copper.
Many species of this plant bear edible fruits, seeds, flowers as well as flowering stems. Some of the roots are also edible because various species of this plant were used as food by native Americans and early California settlers.
It contains levels of soapy compounds known as saponins which are also edible and can actually lower high cholesterol levels. Due to the levels of soapy compounds, the root may be pounded for the collection of soap.
A very well known line of spa skin care products, Sedona Valley Spa, was developed with herbal ingredients, inclusive of this medicinal plant and other herbs that can be found in Sedona Arizona. Therefore, it is beneficial in aiding the ability to renew the body, mind as well as the spirit.
It is useful for treating cancer, osteoarthritis and also rheumatoid arthritis. The reason for this is that it functions just like a natural cortisone to relieve and eliminate pain, swelling and joint stiffness. It is also used to treat prostate conditions, which has now become a growing concern among men.
The leaves can be used as herbal remedies to treat sprains, inflammation as well as bleeding and in addition, a strong fiber can be made from the leaves as well. The ingredients that are found in the roots are able to remedy anxiety and depression and it is also able to improve the digestive system. Therefore the tea made from the roots is very beneficial to ones health and should not be avoided.
Many people do not realize that it is also good to treat hair
loss. There are shampoos on the market that contains the root which is
very beneficial for the hair. So if you are suffering with hair loss
and would love to have your natural hair grow to its original length or
even longer, this medicinal herb is a great aid. Drinking yucca tea as
well can be beneficial, if it is difficult to get the shampoo.