Dioscorea

Dioscorea nipponskaya
Fig. 17. Dioscorea [SIC! at the bottom of the rhizomes with roots).

Dioscorea Caucasus (Dioscorea caucasica Lipsky) and Dioscorea [SIC! Dioscorea nipponica Makino - wild plants entered into the culture. Rhizomes contain steroid saponins. Drugs from the rhizomes of dioscorei - disponen (see), polysporin is used for prophylaxis and treatment of atherosclerosis.