Traditional remedies for ailments such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and other chronic conditions and remedies for socio-cultural diseases such as erectile dysfunction.
This yellow tuber peculiar to West Africa is not only rich in fiber and carbohydrate but is also considered a natural aphrodisiac. intake of yam extract led to reduced food intake, blood glucose level and body weight.
Yam as a booster
In Indian and African traditional medicine, the yam tuber is used as an aphrodisiac and antidiabetic. adequate yam intake of yam improves the status of sex hormones, lipids and antioxidants.
Several varieties of yam contain hormone-like substances and alkaloids that possess powerful physiological effects. Some of them have also been used to prepare oral contraceptives and medicines for arthritis.
In addition, the plant from which the yam grows is used as a rejuvenating tonic and sexual booster. In Nigeria, yam is used to prepare various dishes.