Yucca Herbal Remedies
Yucca is said to reduce joint inflammation, and the powdered herb in capsules is used by arthritis and rheumatism sufferers. It has also been indicated for gout and constipation. When chopped up in water, it becomes a sudsing agent and may be used as a substitute for soap or shampoo. Yucca has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Yucca Proper Dose
|Yucca Decoction||1 cup 1-2 x daily|
|Yucca Powder||1-2 capsules 2-3 x daily|
|Yucca Tincture||1 dropperful 2-3 x daily|
Yucca Reference Information
|Latin Name||Yucca spp.|
|Other Names||Our Lord's Candle, Spanish Bayonet|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk powder.|
|Affects||Blood, Immune system|
|Botanical Info||A desert shrub with a dense whorls of sharp, rigid lance-shaped leaves. The flowering stalk full of large, fragrant, cream-colored flowers is produced irregularly.|
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