Yucca is a flowering plant in the Lilaceae family that grows mostly in desert areas of the United States and Mexico.
When it is consumed, it can also act as a cleaning agent for the digestive system. It is widely used to wash toxins from the intestines. The build-up of toxins is believed to be the cause of many conditions such as arthritis, colitis, and migraines. These conditions are often alleviated as well.
Since yucca extract is not a drug, it is typically classified as alternative medicine. It does, however, contain many beneficial nutrients, such as iron, selenium, and vitamins A and B. Yucca extract may be recommended for the use of several medical conditions.
One of the most popular uses is to lower cholesterol. This may be possible due to saponins, which act as antibiotics for plants. Saponins are believed to bind with bile, which encourages the liver to produce more. To do this, cholesterol must be removed from the blood, and since it is not reabsorbed into the body, the cholesterol is passed as waste. Yucca extract is also used to control the smell of animal waste. This is possible because saponins bind to ammonia, thus converting the ammonia to a microbial protein source. Some improvements in digestive efficiency have been attributed to the inclusion of Yucca in the diet.
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