DIY Anna’s Wild Yam Cream: Your Guide

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Looking for Anna’s Wild Yam Cream Reviews? Check out my post here. It features the top 14 reviews I found.

When I learned about Anna’s wild yam cream from Barbara O’niell years ago I was intrigued.

I bought Anna’s Wild Yam cream from the Australian website which you can check out here.

I am not affiliated with them but I love the product so I highly recommend it!

While it took a while to get to the U.S. from overseas it was so potent and helpful at easing hormonal imbalances. 

If you can get Anna’s wild yam cream locally even better.

But since it gained in popularity recently I started to purchase an Anna’s wild yam cream alternative here in the States.

But even that wild yam cream had lead times and delays.

I then went to Etsy to just buy it from someone there.

But I found that the seller was using synthetic fragrances and other sketchy ingredients that caused a rash on my wrists.

I wanted something wild crafted or all organic with no questionable ingredients. And one that was potent and top quality. 

I found it works and I think is likely more potent than any store-bought brand.

It was then I thought to myself, well I make my own mineral-rich toothpastes, my deodorant, including my own anti-aging suppositories why not make my own wild yam cream?

I have taken a certification in Holistic Herbal Product Making and it gave me the confidence to make this very recipe.

Now I present to you a DIY  version of Anna’s wild yam cream that I make super potent.

It does not have the same ingredients but it does have the most important which are the wild yam root and chaste tree berries.

So the stars of this herbal cream are vitex and chaste tree berries just like Anna’s wild yam cream version. I make an oil infusion mixed with a water decoction that makes for a potent cream.

Knowing you can craft your medicines and create a lot of them to offer up to friends, and family or just to keep stored in a cool, dark environment as you need them saves you money in the long run.

So this article is to empower you to make your version of Anna’s wild yam cream to be empowered and be the medicine woman that you are.

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Wild Yam Cream Benefits

Wild yam cream, derived from the roots of the wild yam plant, has gained popularity for its potential benefits in supporting women’s hormonal balance. 

One of its key advantages lies in its natural compounds, such as diosgenin, which some believe can be converted into progesterone – a vital hormone for regulating the menstrual cycle and maintaining overall reproductive health. 

By using wild yam cream, women can potentially alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and even menopausal discomfort.

Furthermore, wild yam cream is often touted for its ability to ease menopausal symptoms. 

During menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels decline, leading to various discomforts like hot flashes, mood swings, and insomnia. 

Wild yam cream, is believed to help mitigate these symptoms, promoting a smoother transition through this natural stage of life. And the testimonials can vouch for that.

Another significant benefit of wild yam cream is its potential to reduce menstrual cramps and discomfort. 

By balancing hormone levels, particularly during the menstrual cycle, wild yam cream may help alleviate the severity of cramps, making menstruation more manageable and less painful for many women.

Additionally, wild yam cream is sometimes used to support fertility. 

Regulating hormones and promoting a healthier menstrual cycle, can enhance the chances of conception for women struggling with fertility issues related to hormonal imbalances. 

This natural approach to supporting fertility is appealing to those who prefer natural remedies to pharmaceutical interventions.

Moreover, wild yam cream is often chosen by women seeking natural and holistic methods for hormone regulation. 

Unlike synthetic hormones, wild yam cream offers a more organic solution, potentially reducing the risks associated with artificial hormone therapies. 

This natural approach aligns with the growing trend of embracing herbal remedies and holistic wellness practices.

From easing menstrual discomfort and menopausal symptoms to supporting fertility and providing a natural alternative to synthetic hormones, it stands as a promising option for women seeking natural remedies to balance their hormones and improve their overall well-being.
Although these claims above are antidotal scientific data does not support the info above. 
On this one, I would say rely on all the testimonials and I am one of them.
I love using this wild yam cream to balance my hormones.
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Chaste Tree Berries Benefits

Chaste tree berries are also added to this cream just like Anna’s cream uses.

Here are some of the astounding benefits of Chaste Tree Berries.

Relieving Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms: Vitex is known for its ability to alleviate various symptoms associated with PMS, such as mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating, and headaches.

It does this by helping to balance the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, which can be a factor in PMS symptoms.

Managing Menopausal Symptoms: Chaste tree berries can help manage certain menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood disturbances.

By modulating hormone levels, Vitex may contribute to a smoother transition through menopause.

Fertility Support: For women struggling with infertility due to hormonal imbalances, chaste tree berries may be beneficial.

By promoting regular menstrual cycles and restoring hormonal balance, it can enhance the chances of conception.

Reducing Symptoms of Endometriosis: Vitex is sometimes used by women with endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.

Chaste tree berries might help alleviate symptoms related to hormonal fluctuations in endometriosis.

So let’s get into the DIY wild yam cream recipe that includes Chaste Tree.

Anna's Wild Yam Cream Reviews

If you go to the Anna’s Wild Yam Cream product on their website you can see a lot of great reviews.

Some of the reviews suggest that it helps:

  • Balance out the bad estrogen
  • Helpful in hormonal transition times like Menopause
  • Helps post-menopausal hot flashes
  • Helped a woman ovulate that had PCOS
  • Hot flashes and night sweats stopped after 2 months of use
  • Less pain during periods
  • Anxiety decrease
  • Vaginal dryness decrease
  • Hormone regulation
  • Mental/Emotional Balance

So these are some of Anna’s wild yam cream reviews.

What I particularly love about Anna’s wild yam cream and a good quality wild yam cream in general is its ability to help with bone density.

Progesterone is key for bone density as we age along with weight resistance exercises of course.

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DIY Wild Yam Cream Recipe

Creating your own wild yam cream similar to Anna's Wild Yam Cream involves extracting beneficial compounds from wild yam roots, which are believed to have various health properties, especially for women's health.
To make your own wild yam cream, follow these general steps below.
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Create a Hot Infused Oil Preparation

  • Start with a double boiler.
    Or if you don't have one simply use a pot filled with a small amount of water to boil and then place a smaller ceramic or glass bowl on top of that pot.
    This will ensure you don't over heat the oil infusion.
  • The key is to only allow the steam to touch that top bowl not the boiling water.
    This will make a well infused oil without over heating the infusion.
  • Next take 1 cup of oil + 4 tbs of oil to account for the loss when heating ( I use Avocado oil since it can withstand heat well) and I use dried wild yams so you will use about 3/4 cup of dried yam.
    If using fresh wild yams you would make sure to use enough to be covered in oil.
    But since we are using dried yams we need to leave room for it to expand so slightly less herb to oil.
  • Once the water in the pan is boiling go ahead and top it with the herb and oil that is well saturated.
  • With a wooden spoon you can make sure it is well covered under oil.
    And be sure the water does not touch the bowl but only the steam does.
  • Cover with a lid and allow it to simmer for 3 hours.
  • Let the oil cool for several hours and then take a cheese cloth or muslin cloth and strain the wild yams out.
    This will leave you with a potent oil infusion.

Herbal Decoction

  • Next we we want to make our herbal decoction.
    We start with 25 grams of chaste tree berries and add them to a stainless steel or glass pot.
  • Next add 750 ml of distilled water.
  • Bring this to a boil and then let it simmer for 30 minutes
  • Once complete and cooled for several hours you will strain it and then add any essential oils you would like in it or like I love to do at this step is add a wild yam alcohol extract to this.
    This helps it last longer due to the alcohol.
    Then top it with enough distilled water to make one full cup of liquid.

Making the Herbal Cream

  • Now take the 1 cup of herbal infused oil and put over your double boiler again. Be sure the steam only touches it and never over heat it.
    Add in 1 ounce of beeswax to this mixture.
    The ratio is 1 cup of infused oil to 1 ounce of beeswax.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
  • Wait for it to cool first. Here I add 1 ml of Vitamin E oil as a natural preservative. And put it in a large enough container to use your hand immersion blender or whisk it all together.
    I use a large beaker.
  • Add in the herbal oil/beeswax mixture first. You could also add your favorite essential oils or tinctures to this step as well.
  • Then with your hand immersion blender slowly add in the water decoction.
  • As you add this in it will start to form a cream.
  • The alcohol tincture and vitamin e will help as a preservative however for this to last up to 3 months you would want to keep in the refrigerator.
  • Store in a dark glass jar with the date and ingredients list.


This makes for a potent wild yam cream using organic dried wild yam roots and chaste tree berries or what is also known as vitex.
We added a wild yam alcohol extract which you can find at Mountain Rose Herbs, Etsy or other source that you trust.
This adds more potency and works as a preservative. 
We add a small amount of Vitamin E that helps to preserve the mixture as well.
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Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Common Wild Yam Cream Questions

What is Anna's Wild Yam Cream Good For?

Anna's wild yam cream and other DIY wild yam creams may ease menstrual discomfort and the menopause transition.

The testimonials are abundant on how it can help balance hormones and ease hormonal imbalances.

Some women try using the wild yam plant in order to avoid hormone replacement therapy.

Over time, I noticed optimal weight was a side effect, and I had no weight gain after consistently using the cream. 

It may be only one piece of the puzzle. But I suspect it helped my overall hormone balance.

The endocrine glands, especially our adrenals, are where important hormones are created.

A boost from wild yam cream may help the endocrine glands, such as the adrenals, pituitary gland, and thyroid hormones, to create more balance and regulation within the system.

Treating menopause and symptoms of menopause like hot flashes may be tamed with a wild yam cream topically.

Again you can find testimonials in my review post on wild yam cream here.

With regard to wild yam (dioscorea villosa) and polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS it may help with some of the inflammation.

The root cause can be traced back to inflammation in polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS.

We know that one of the main components of wild yam is diosgenin, and this helps with inflammatory issues.
How long does it take for Wild Yam Cream To work?

It can take up to 60 days for a wild yam cream to show signs that it is working.

Who Should Not Take Wild Yam?

This post is for information purposes only and does not work as substitute for medical advice by your qualified Health Practitioner.

There fore it is best for each person to check with a medical professional before using any herbal cream or herb such as wild yam.

What are the side effects of Wild Yam Cream?

From the research and safety reports I could find wild yam is considered safe as you can see here.

If you have an allergic reaction this could be a reason for side effects.

Some studies suggest one could experience side effects such as vomiting or upset stomach if you take too much.

With a cream you are typically taking very small amounts through the skin such as less than a 1/4 tsp.

How Much Wild Yam Per Day?

It is always best to speak to your Health Care Professional. 

As with a DIY wild yam cream exact dosage is hard to calculate.

It is best to start with a pea size amount on the thin skin areas of your body. Typically it is put on morning and night.

This would include stomach, neck, chest, and inner wrist area.

Speaking with your health care practitioner on dosage is best suited for wild yam cream and your specific concerns.

From menstrual pain to menopause the dosage varies.

For example if one is no longer ovulating and in menopause taking one week off of wild yam cream is typically how it works.

If one is menstruating they would have a different schedule of taking time off such as when their cycle commences.


In conclusion, creating your wild yam cream can be an empowering and natural approach to hormone balancing.

By harnessing the beneficial properties of wild yam roots and combining them with nourishing oils and natural beeswax, you are not only taking control of your health but also embracing the wisdom of traditional herbal remedies.

This DIY wild yam cream not only offers a holistic solution for hormone balance but also provides a moment of self-care in our busy lives.

Remember, as with any herbal remedy, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health conditions.

Embrace the power of nature and embark on your journey towards hormone balance and overall well-being with this homemade wild yam cream.

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