This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes only. Please be careful make sure you know a plant before you use it.
Known as Wild Yam. I have tasted it, it is not to bad. The leaves and root contain estrogen like chemicals and have steroidal like properties. This one has been found to have many benefits for women. There are hundreds of varieties of Discoria and many of them have similar phytochemicals. The most common one found in North America is D Villosa. There is one from China that grows a bigger root. D Villosa is the one I grow. It contains diosgenin which is an estrogen like chemical.
Helps with menstruation and and female fertility.
Has steroidal type properties.
The leaves have antioxidants and do not taste that bad.
Has steroid like properties which reduces pain and inflammation.
Helps with breast cancer.
Helps with hyperglycemia
Not certain of this study haven’t seen others. Claims over consumption can cause kidney fibrosis.
Can inhibit bone loss.
Here is a recent study showing diosgenin fights cancer, inflammation, increases thickness of skin, has antibiotic properties, helps with diabetes, helps with thrombosis (blood clotting), and is and anticoagulant. Has cardioprotective properties.