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Alternative Names

Brazilian Ginseng, Brazilien Ginseng, Ginseng Brasilero, Ginseng Brésilien, Ginseng du Brésil, Pfaffia

Scientific Name

Pfaffia paniculata

Why Do People Use Suma?

Oral preparation of Pfaffia paniculata (Suma), like suma powder, is used as immune adaptogen or enhancer to help the body adapt to stress by enhancing or restoring the immune system. Its extract is also used orally for diabetes, cancer, as a tonic to restore body function, tumors, to improve male sexual performance and as an aphrodisiac. Topically - Suma preparations are also applied to the skin for treatment of various skin problems and wounds.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and short-term utilization of suma powder is thought to be safe. However, to rate the safety of topical utilization of suma, there is inadequate and unreliable information available. Avoid During Pregnancy and Breast Feeding - Due to lack of authentic and reliable information, oral or topical consumption of suma powder should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

How Effective Is Suma?

To rate the effectiveness of Pfaffia paniculata, there is inadequate and unreliable information available.

How Suma Works?

The most effective part of Pfaffia paniculata is the root. Its root consists of pfaffic acid saponins called pfaffosides A-F, ecdysteroid glycosides, nortriterpene pfaffic acid, sitosterol and its glycosides, stigmasterol and its glycosides, ecdysterone and pterosterone. Cell culture data recommends that pfaffic acid and its associated saponins may slow down the growth of melanoma. An extract of ethanolic of suma root has been shown to have nominal analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, but doesn’t provide relief from non-inflammatory pain. Clinical experiments suggest that extract of suma root may improve the sexual performance, ejaculation and enhance libido in impotent rats.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Suma?

Suma powder can result in seasonal asthma.

How Suma Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no interaction of summa powder with other supplements & herbs.

How Suma Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Suma Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Suma Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Suma Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Suma?

There is no typical dose of suma powder.


Suma herb is also named as Brazilian ginseng. There is no relation to the ginsengs (Panax Ginseng and American Ginseng etc.) or other similar plants (Canaigre, Blue Cohosh, Siberian Ginseng, Codonopsis, Ashwagandha).

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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