Yucca originated from the Caribbean and hot parts of America.
Yucca is full of dietary fibre which makes it a valuable food in stimulating peristalsis and toning the digestive system. It can relieve bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea. It gives a sense of feeling full and hence makes it valuable in weight loss.
It helps to regulate insulin and the glucose levels and hence is valuable in metabolic syndromes and diabetes. Its added bonus it its ability to lower cholesterol and improve heart functioning. The high levels of potassium in it make it valuable in reducing incidence of stroke, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
It has more Vitamin C than other edible roots and hence has an antioxidant and immune boosting activity. This helps with wounding healing and improves the overall health of particularly the eyes and skin.
It stimulates blood flow and can help with sexual arousal and brain cognitive functioning.
Finally it has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic property which makes it valuable in conditions such as arthritis.