Mountain Rose Herbs

Yucca Extract

Also known as

Yucca glauca (Eastern) Yucca schidigera _(Southern), Yucca brevifolia_ (Western), Yucca filamentosa (Mexican), Soap-tree, Soapweed, Soapwell, Soap Root, and Adam’s Needle.

Introduction

Yucca is a succulent that grows throughout the southern United States. Tribes of the Southwest use the yucca’s leaves to make soaps, shampoos and other hygiene related items, including dental floss.

Constituents

saponins that are both water and fat soluble

Parts Used

Root

Typical Preparations

Usually in tea, capsules and as an extract.

Precautions

Yucca appears to be safe at present.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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