Yucca – Nature’s Beneficial “Steroid”

Yucca – Nature’s Beneficial “Steroid”

Posted at 11:00 - July 10th, 2019 - Megan & Jae - Education Guides

Yucca is a high desert plant originally found in California and Chile. Historically, it has been used in native cultures for multiple purposes including medical applications, soap substitute and fiber for clothing.


-Naturally-occurring source of saponins
  • Saponins are phytosterols, steroid-like compounds similar to cholesterol, found in plants
  • Saponin molecules are non-systemic, working only within the intestinal track, and not absorbed by the body
-Cholesterol Support/Blood Purification
  • Saponins work as “bile acid sequestrants” which bind with cholesterol and pathogens and are then removed through elimination
  • Reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed in the blood and increases the amount excreted
  • Helps decrease toxins that would otherwise be absorbed
  • Alkalinity is increased while minimizing systemic acid build-up
  • Prevents accumulation of undigested toxic waste
  • Elimination of toxins within the digestive track preventing blood contamination

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-Digestive Track
  • Encourages the growth of friendly bacteria while decreasing harmful bacteria
  • Improves the efficiency of the digestive process
-Elimination System
  • Has been shown to break up inorganic mineral obstructions and deposits
  • Minimizes the work load on the elimination organs (kidneys, liver, lymph, etc.)
  • Works as a specific anti-inflammatory for conditions such as urethritis and prostatitis
-Arthritic Conditions
  • Reduces build-up of toxins that concentrate in the joints
  • Has been routinely used to minimize arthritis symptoms
  • Works as a “natural” (non-synthetic) cortisone-like steroid to reduce inflammation

Parts of the plant used include for therapeutic purposes: Root


Megan is our product curator and store visionary. Personally vetting every product that comes through the door, she evaluates thousands of items each month with a focus on quality ingredients and value. Well-schooled in the supplements department and the editor of our in-store newsletters, she still insists her main job is raising three daughters! (Wichita, Kansas)


2019 marks Jae’s 20th year working as a Holistic Nutritionist and Supplement Specialist in the Health Food industry. This environment has afforded the opportunity to discuss health issues and solutions with thousands of customers and clients. Along the way, she has acquired multiple certifications including biogenealogy, environmental biology, holistic nutrition and various healing modalities. She is currently studying to complete a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition.

All Eureka Market Education Guides are intended for educational purposes only. The guides are NOT intended to substitute for professional medical consultation and as such, do not diagnose, prescribe or offer personal medical advice. Always consult with your health care professional before taking supplements with prescription medications.

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