Final report of the amended safety assessment of Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) root extract.

  title={Final report of the amended safety assessment of Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) root extract.},
  author={Dioscorea Villosa},
  journal={International journal of toxicology},
  volume={23 Suppl 2},
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract is an extract of the rhizomes of the wild yam, D. villosa. A manufacturing process was described in which cut up and ground rhizomes are combined with an eluant (e.g., oleyl alcohol), the plant material precipitated with addition of a miscible solvent, washed, and redissolved in the original eluant. The extract contains glycoside and steroidal saponins (< or =0.4%), diosgenin (< or =3.5%), alkaloids, tannins, phytosterols, and starch. Levels of heavy… 

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