Wild yam extract has many benefits. This herbal remedy can help you in a few ways. Wild Yam Root Extract is a natural extract of the root of Dioscorea Villosa from Mexican Wild Yam.. Wild Yam Root can be used for anti-aging; as an antioxidant and for its anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory property assists in lessening swelling which also keeps the skin looking fresh when used in a lotion. Wild yam root is also said to be a potent moisturizer that helps keep the skin nourished. I used it on my mom for anti-inflammatory and it really helped her muscle pain.