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Yucca, also known as Adam's needle, is a foliage plant native to North and Central America. The Yucca genus includes more than 40 perennial shrubs and trees. The leaves of the plant are sharply pointed and the flowers are creamy white. Yuccas do not flower while young, but Filamentosa (one of the species) is an exception.
Roots of the soaptree yucca (Yucca elata) are high in saponins and are used as a shampoo in Native American rituals. Yucca is also used as a diuretic, a mild sedative and detoxifying ingredient.
Yucca contains saponins, phytoestrogens, enzymes and antioxidants.