|SUMA - Pfaffia paniculata
Traditional use: general & sexual tonic, adaptogen, energy tonic, boosts metabolism & muscle mass, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor
In Brazil, Suma is called "para todo", meaning "for everything", and its other name, "Brazilian Ginseng", indicates its value as an adaptogen and overall tonic. Although not related to Ginseng, many of its uses are similar.
Suma is used to increase energy, boost the immune system, regulate the hormonal system, balance blood sugar, and enhance vitality. It is currently being used with great promise for various immune-system malfunctions, such as AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Epstein-Barr virus. Some of the chemicals in Suma include cholesterol-lowering and heart protective agents, anti-oxidants, and an anti-tumor component.
Suma is also used to increase sexual vitality and function, in both men and women. Particularly in men, Suma can be of great help in sexual function, and has been researched for low libido and erectile dysfunction. Even in healthy men, Suma often greatly increases stamina and duration of arousal.
Also available as a Spagyric Spiritualized Essence for Energetic Balance, more stimulating and boosting to vitality, and for long-term tonic use.