Botanical name: Pfaffia paniculata
Other names: Brazillian ginseng, pfaffia, rainforest carrot
Part used: root
Action (karma): rich in saponins, promote & stimulate blood circulation & cell regeneration, softening effect on skin, tighten loose skin, adaptogen, immune enhancing properties, regulates endocrine, musculo-skeletal, hormonal & digestive systems, amino acids, trace minerals, reduces tumor formation, cellular oxygenation, PMS, menopause, impotence, prostatitis, estrogen production, balance hormones, regulates blood sugar levels, steroidal, stress, tonic, increases energy, hormone balance, boosts immunity, cancer, candida, diabetes, Epstein Barr Syndrome, hypoglycemia, fatigue.
Dose: mix one teaspoon of Suma with a hot drink, taken once or twice a day.
Ref: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole; ‘Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants’ by Vaidya V.M. Gogte; ‘Yogi of Herbs’ by V. Lad & D. Frawley; ‘Herbs Are Special’ by Isabel Shipard.