Yucca is a genus of evergreen plants that thrives in hot and dry areas of the Americas and the Caribbean. There are dozens of varieties of Yucca. The most famous Yucca might be Yucca brevifolia, which is more commonly known as a Joshua Tree. These iconic plants are found in many parts of the southwestern United States, and in some states are protected by law.
What all yucca have in common are starchy roots which are rich in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that attack free radicals. Yucca root are also high in saponins, which have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. New research also indicates these traits might make yucca root useful in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis and other joint ailments.
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