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Suma (Hebanthe eriantha), commonly referred to as Brazilian ginseng, is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family. The root of the suma plant is commonly used to make medicine. Nicknamed "para tudo" which means "for all", suma is a traditional herbal medicine. Suma has historically been used in the Amazon rainforest region by indigenous tribes to treat a variety of conditions, including a tonic for energy, to boost sexuality, treat anxiety and ulcers, and more. Today, in areas such as Equador, suma continues to be used as a tribal folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of health maladies.

Suma Powder


    Conditions commonly treated with suma include:

    • Chronic fatigue
    • Digestive disorders
    • Bronchitis
    • Skin and wound treatment
    • Anemia
    • Hormonal disorders (such as menopausal symptoms)
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Sexual dysfunction (such as impotence)
    • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
    • Rheumatism
    • Tumors
    • Cancer
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