Suma Root and Powder Profile
Also known as
Pfaffia paniculata (and glomerata)
Suma is an indigenous plant to South America, most notably Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Traditionally it has been used as a food product for many forest foragers and was occasionally administered for a variety of ailments, hence its nickname "para tudo," meaning "for all." Because of its rather Vanilla like flavor this botanical can be easily consumed for those with palatable sensitivities.
Rich in Amino Acids, electrolytes, trace minerals, pfaffic acid, Germanium, Sitosterol, Stigmasterol, Beta-ecdysone, and Saponins.
Western herbal medicine uses the dried root in whole, cut or powdered form. Fresh root seems to be fairly "tannic" for palatable consumption.
Tea decoction from the root, powdered root sprinkled on food or in beverages, as a liquid herbal extract, and capsules (non-standardized) from powdered root.
Not much research has been carried out for this particular botanical and to date there have not been any released notes on possible medicinal contraindications, side effects or potential health hazards.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.