Benefits of Yams
The use of wild yam as a treatment for cognitive impairment was recently explored by C. S. Chiu and colleagues at China Medical University in Taiwan and found to be successful. Published in andThe American Journal of Chinese Medicineand in 2009, the study investigated the ability of yam to increase learning and memory capacity in biologically aged subjects. After six weeks of treatment, cognitive abilities were significantly increased by the supplement. The researchers believe the unique antioxidant enzymes of yam are responsible for its neuro-protective effects.