Yucca (yuh-cuh) is a genus of plants that encompass over 40 species native to the more arid parts of the Americas, often found in the southwestern United States. Yucca root is from the non-flowering plant and is too often confused with yuca (yoo-cuh) root which is used commonly in South America as a food source similar to yams and potatoes. Yucca extract has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial activity, and anti-oxidant properties and has had a wide variety of uses by the American Indians for centuries.
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