Chinese yam or also commonly known as cinnamon-vine, is a species of yam that is cultivated widely in Asia and is sometimes used as alternative medicine due to its health benefit.
It is also unique as it can be eaten raw. It is used traditionally to treat disorders related to the stomach, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. The roots of Chinese yam contain diosgenin, which can be used to produce steroids such as estrogen and progesterone in a lab.
Country of Origin: China