Yucca root is a potato like plant which grows in sandy and dry areas. This root was used widely in older times as dye and various art and craft activities. Tribal people of America and India were very well aware about the medicinal properties of yucca root. Yucca root can be used like potato and you can drink it as tea or you can add its slice to soups. Some health related benefits of yucca root are explained below.
Decreased various inflammations : A rich quantity of steroidal saponin is found in yucca root and this amalgamation plays an important role in reducing the pain, swelling and stiffness related to arthritis, rheumatism and gout. Many people told that yucca root provide wonderful effects in relieving pain associated with these diseases. The quantity to use yucca root depends upon the condition of the disease.
Lowers the cholesterol level : Due to rich quantity of saponin in yucca root and other foods, people from tribes of Masai told that they have low level of cholesterol despite they eat diet having rich saturated fats. Many invention have shown that yucca root contains saponins that helps in binding bile acids in addition it also binds cholesterol to absorb into blood stream and lowers the level f cholesterol.
Improves colon health : As said above due to saponins of yucca root bind the harmful bile acids in colon. Researchers, in study found that mice when fed with saponins had shown fewer development of tumour in their colon than other. This research has shown that saponins may improve colon health in human beings.
Acts as natural shampoo : Yucca root have soothing and noon irritating effect on skin and having antibacterial and anti fungal properties so it is widely used in preparations of soaps, shampoos and lipsticks. You can make shampoo by crushing yucca root by mixing it in blender with little water to make foam. This way natural shampoo for your hair is ready to use. You can use this shampoo to make your hair shiny and it cleans your hair without