Yucca

One of my neighbours showed me a little bit of an article about vitamin supplements and it says that Yucca ""is rich in steroid-like saponins that elevate the body,s production of cortisone""-it mentions the anti-inflammatory uses but mainly as a (supposed) alleviation of arthritic-type conditions.Does anyone have any experience of taking Yucca supplements or does it not really help asthmatic-problems?

Ta,

Bluejam.

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  • Not heard of that one before.

    Now, shall I go and chomp a chunk out of Spike, my 8ft Yucca plant?

    Sounds interesting though!

    Kate

    PS Spike is safe - no teeth marks in him! LOL.

  • someone told me it was good for my sunburn.... end result was I was covered in green sticky stuff and still burning lol

    Hope spike is in one piece!

    jx

  • KATE LEAVE SPIKE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Spike still safe...

    Julie ... it is aloe vera gel or lotion that is good for soothing skin!

  • Glad to hear spike still safe Kate. please keep it that way i would hate you to lose a friend like he obviously is. lol

  • ahhh ok so breaking a bit off and wiping the juice on face wasnt a good idea!

    lol :-)

  • Yuccas flower too. A very high scented smell, made me sneeze. Had to cut them off.

  • Julie, neat aloe gel is OK as long as you avoid the little spikes on the edge of the succulent leaf.

    LMC - wow your Yucca flowered? Mine is over 20 years old and yet to flower.

    I know some flower when outside and the flower bracts are huge! They are scented to atract insects to pollinate them.

    Spike still happy & chomp free! LOL! He has a ribbon around his two branches as the main thick stem is only a foot tall and the two sub stems are 6ft up then curl around a bit before the leaves point upwards - ribbon stops it doing the splits! LOL!

    Kate

    XXX

  • To get back to the question, I know the aloe vera plant is used for various skin conditions, but have not heard of any links between the yucca plant and anti-inflammatory benefits, but I will ask a friend of mine who is very knowledgable about plants and let you know.

  • Hi Guy's. I've been very pleased with the results I've had from a Weleda Nasal spray woth Aloe vera, (Rhinodoron) sold as a support for allergies. also found using this little nose spray has helped my breathing generally.

    I know the aloe vera plant is used for various skin conditions, but have not heard of any links between the yucca plant and anti-inflammatory benefits,

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