Yucca - Yucca spp. (in the Agavaceae family)
Part used: Root.
Taste/smell: Astringent, slightly acrid, soapy.
Dosage: Infusion: 1 teaspoon per cup of water, infused 25 minutes; or 1:3 dry strength liquid extract: 10-50 drops 1-4 times per day.
Use: (a) Antispasmodic, (b) Anti-inflammatory.
This herb is commonly used for arthritis.
Contraindications: Yucca is contraindicated in pregnancy unless used under the guidance of a qualified health professional.