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  YAM Support Site - Welcome - www.yam.ch
Here we're proud to present the results of our ongoing development on YAM and provide our users a modern web-based platform to get support for their daily use of their favourite mail client.
Please note, that these pages are fully dynamic and are generated out of a wiki engine to which any user can contribute.
Now that sourceforge.net has finally provided subversion source-code management facilities, the YAM project is proud to announce that we successfully switched from the old and limited CVS repository use to the more modern subversion (SVN) services.
www.yam.ch   (796 words)

  
  CGIAR: Research & Impact: Areas of Research: Yam
Yam, any of several plant species of the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) is native to warmer regions of both hemispheres.
Yams are cultivated throughout the tropics, and in parts of the sub-tropics and temperate zones.
Depending on the variety, a yam's flesh may be various shades of off-white, yellow, purple, or pink, and the skin from off-white to dark brown.
www.cgiar.org /impact/research/yam.html   (729 words)

  
  Yam - MSN Encarta
Yams are cultivated for their edible tubers, which grow up to 2.4 m(8 ft) long and weigh up to 45 kg (100 lb).
Yams are rarely cultivated in the United States; the few species grown are limited to Florida and several neighboring states.
The water yam is classified as Dioscorea alata; the Chinese yam, or Chinese potato, as Dioscorea batatas; the air potato as Dioscorea bulbifera; and the wild yam as Dioscorea villosa.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761572412   (303 words)

  
  Yam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yam (Yama) is the God of death and is the lord of infernal regions one visits after the cessation of life.
Yam's mouth is a fierce looking fl buffalo, a form which he also adopts for himself on occasion.
Yam is a son of Vivasat, the embodiment of social morality, while his mother is Saranyu (clouds), who is the daughter of Vishwakarma, the cosmic architect.
www.hindunet.org /god/devatas/yam/index.htm   (171 words)

  
 ACS :: Wild Yam
Wild yam is a perennial vine known as the Mexican yam or Dioscorea villosa, native to North America.
The Chinese yam is claimed to stimulate appetite and to be a remedy for chronic diarrhea, asthma, fatigue, uncontrollable or frequent urination, diabetes, and emotional instability.
Yams are also sold as capsules, dried root, liquids, and tinctures to be taken by mouth.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Wild_Yam.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1411 words)

  
 yam - Allrecipes
Although yams are similar to the sweet potato in many ways, and therefore often confused with one another, they are from different plant species.
In the southern United States, sweet potatoes are often called yams and to add to the confusion, canned sweet potatoes are frequently labeled yams.
Yams may be substituted for sweet potatoes in most recipes.
allrecipes.com /HowTo/yam/Detail.aspx   (299 words)

  
 YAM | Young Adult Ministry | Archdiocese of Atlanta
We hope you find our web site helpful in finding those activities that will lead you to connect with Jesus Christ and His Church.
I believe that God has big plans for YAM.
He will continue to renew the Church through the Catholic Young Adult Community of Atlanta.
www.yam.org   (199 words)

  
 bigchill.net -music bahama mama festival speak swedish live
Yam Yam have only played live twice before in 10 years.
A Yam Yam is not to be confused with a Paw Paw.
When we're not Yam Yam my day job is programmer of dance, music and theatre events together for the Brighton Dome's large arts centre.
www.bigchill.net /story/932/yamyambahamamamayama.html   (765 words)

  
 Wild Yam
Wild yam (Also known as Colic Root, Rheumatism Root, Chinese Yam, Bitter Yam) has historically been used to treat a variety of problems, such as cancer, diarrhea, colic, muscle spasms, painful menstruation and rheumatism- In large doses it has been used as a diuretic and an expectorant.
Wild yam is a winding vine with a starchy yellow rhizome similar to a potato.
Caution should be used when using wild yam as a contraceptive because it may not be effective in preventing pregnancy.
www.soulhealer.com /745-2.htm   (812 words)

  
 Chinese yam Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Chinese yam is a spindle-shaped, thick, hard root or tuber that is white on the inside.
It serves to tonify and augment the spleen and stomach; augment the lung yin and tonify the lung qi; and stabilize, tonify, and bind the kidneys.
Chinese yam is used to treat weak digestion with fatigue and diarrhea, general weakness, frequent urination, decreased appetite, leukorrhagia (excessive vaginal discharge), premature ejaculation, the symptoms associated with diabetes, and chronic wheezing (whistling sound caused by breathing difficulty) and coughing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0002/ai_2603000277   (883 words)

  
 Wild Yam - Herbal Contraception
When wild yam is used in moderate doses, for the first half of the menstrual cycle, from menses to ovulation then discontinued for the remainder of the cycle, the effect is to increase fertility.
When wild yam is used in contraceptive doses, and is taken daily throughout the cycle, the effect is to reduce fertility and when taken correctly, can act as a contraceptive.
Paula who used the wild yam as prescribed by the herbalist from NC also used wild yam successfully, when she decided to become pregnant, she discontinued the herb, she told me the wild yam took two months to get out her system, after that she conceived and had a healthy baby.
www.sisterzeus.com /wildyam.htm   (2482 words)

  
 Wild Yam.Dioscorea villosa and Phytochemicals.Wild Yam extract.Dioscorea ...
Diosgenin is considered the primary active ingredient in wild yam, and is similar in structure to cholesterol.
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract is an extract of the rhizomes of the wild yam, D. villosa.
The belief that there are hormones in wild yam may be due to the historical fact that progesterone, androgens, and cortisone were chemically manufactured from Mexican wild yam in the 1960s.
www.mdidea.com /products/herbextract/wildyam/data.html   (5963 words)

  
 WHFoods: Yams   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yams are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure.
Yams' complex carbohydrates and fiber deliver the goods gradually, slowing the rate at which their sugars are released and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Yam is not a commonly allergenic food, is not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogens, oxalates, or purines, and is also not included in the Environmental Working Group's 2006 report "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce" as one of the 12 foods most frequently containing pesticide residues.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=113   (1936 words)

  
 CIMER - Natural Standard - Wild Yam - M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
The effects of the wild yam saponin constituent "diosgenin" on lipid metabolism are well documented in animal models, and are possibly due to impaired intestinal cholesterol absorption.
However, replacing two thirds of staple food with yam for 30 days was shown to improve the status of sex hormones, lipids and antioxidants in a recent study in postmenopausal women.
Wild yam was believed in the past to have properties similar to the reproductive hormone progesterone, but this has not been supported by scientific studies.
www.mdanderson.org /departments/cimer/display.cfm?id=725c3f04-4280-4dae-8c7d1d7cd04dc991&method=displayfull&pn=6eb86a59-ebd9-11d4-810100508b603a14   (2349 words)

  
 Mexican Yam Information on Healthline
That yam is actually the sweet potato, a vegetable that is the root of a trailing plant.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, wild yam was used to treat menstrual pain and conditions related to childbirth.
Wild yam tea, which is also known as an infusion, is made by pouring 1 cup (240 mL) of boiling water over 1–2 tsp (1.5–2.5 g) of the dried herb.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/mexican-yam   (762 words)

  
 Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa) - RxList Herbal FAQ
Wild Yam is used medicinally for rheumatic conditions, bilious colic, dysmenorrhea, nausea and menstrual cramps.
Wild Yam is a perennial vine with a twisted, cylindrical, brown rhizome.
Wild Yam is considered to be anti-inflammatory, cholagogue, antispasmodic, and a mild diaphoretic.
www.rxlist.com /cgi/alt/wildyam_faq.htm   (640 words)

  
 Wild yam
Wild yam continues to be used for treating menstrual cramps, nausea and morning sickness associated with pregnancy, inflammation, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, and other health conditions.
Wild yam is a perennial, twining vine with pale brown, knotty, woody cylindrical rootstocks, or tubers.
It is unclear whether wild yam is safe in children; therefore, use should be specifically directed by a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner and limited to one week.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/Wildyamch.html   (979 words)

  
 Wild Yam 
Wild yam and other plants with similar constituents continue to be a source for these drugs.
Contrary to popular claims, wild yam roots do not contain and are not converted into progesterone or dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body.4 5 Pharmaceutical progesterone is made from wild yam using a chemical conversion process.
This can lead to confusion—while wild yam can be a source of progesterone, it cannot be used without this pharmaceutical conversion, which cannot be duplicated by the body.
www.herbalhut.com /wild_yam.htm   (541 words)

  
 Yam - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Yam is a term that is often used when referring to various types of sweet potatoes, such as a Louisana yam, an orange-fleshed sweet potato.
However, a true yam which is not related to the sweet potato, is very different in taste and shape.
The shape of the yam can be oblong, tapered or round with a thick outer skin that is dark brown and bark-like, ranging from smooth to shaggy in appearance.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34531&catitemid=   (424 words)

  
 YOGA POINT - Yam
Yam and Niyam are the first two aspects of the eightfold Yoga.
If one starts the study of Yoga ignoring these Yam and Niyam, he will not be in a position to experience the results of the studies as expected.
When the yams are to be followed, it is stated in this aphorism that they are to be followed irrespective of caste, country, period, time etc. Yoga states that these yams should be followed by all castes, all over the country in any place and at whatever period and time.
www.yogapoint.com /info/yam.htm   (3153 words)

  
 Cook's Thesaurus: Sweet Potatoes & Yams
yam = moist-fleshed sweet potato Notes: Americans use the word "yam" to refer to a sweet, moist, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato.
To everyone else in the world, a yam is what Americans call a tropical yam, a firm tuber with white flesh.
yamaimo = Japanese mountain yam Notes: This is a sticky yam that the Japanese peel and grate or julienne for salads.
www.foodsubs.com /Sweetpotatoes.html   (406 words)

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