Mojave Yucca (Yucca Schidigera)
In many locations the yucca plant is used as a flower in the yard. Northern regions can grow these plants as spiky type leaves with tall flowers. Southern states will grow yucca plants with the same shape, but they will grow thick stems and look like small trees. Southern yuccas are useful because
you can harvest the root of the plant for its many health benefits.
Yucca roots grow large and potato like. They can be baked like potatoes, sliced up and cooked into dishes, brewed into a tea, and powdered. Each of these method can be used for the various health benefits.
Very Nutritious. Yucca root has a huge variety of nutrients. Yucca root is packed full of fiber, Vitamins A, B, and C, as well as calcium. It also includes potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, and manganese. Whether you are baking them, adding the powder to other foods, or drinking a tea you are taking in a great deal of nutrition.
Anti-Inflammatory. Native Americans have used yucca for ages and one of the benefits that they report is that it makes a great anti-inflammatory. This is backed up by some scientific research. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties it is good for arthritis, rheumatism. and gout. It can also loosen joints, reduce pain, and increase healing for other inflammation related illnesses and injuries.
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