Suma

Pfaffia paniculata, Hebanthe eriantha

Synonyme:
Brasilianischer Ginseng
Hebanthe_eriantha (Wikipedia)

Suma
Hebanthe eriantha as Hebanthe paniculata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
(unranked):
(unranked):
(unranked):
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species:
H. eriantha
Binomial name
Hebanthe eriantha
(Poir.) Pedersen
Synonyms
  • Gomphrena eriantha (Poir.) Moq.
  • Gomphrena paniculata (Mart.) Moq.
  • Hebanthe paniculata Mart.
  • Iresine erianthos Poir.
  • Iresine paniculata (Mart.) Spreng.
  • Iresine tenuis Suess.
  • Pfaffia eriantha (Poir.) Kuntze
  • Pfaffia paniculata (Mart.) Kuntze
  • Xeraea paniculata (Mart.) Kuntze

Hebanthe eriantha (Pfaffia paniculata, suma, or Brazilian ginseng) is a species of plant in the family Amaranthaceae.

The root of this rambling ground vine found in South America is used traditionally as a medicine and tonic. Nicknamed "para tudo" which means "for all," suma is a traditional herbal medicine. The indigenous peoples of the Amazon region have used suma root for generations for a wide variety of health purposes, including as a general tonic; as an energy, rejuvenating, and sexual tonic; a calming agent; to treat ulcers; and as a cure-all for at least 300 years.

The root contains phytochemicals including saponins (pfaffosides), pfaffic acid, beta-ecdysterone, glycosides, and nortriterpenes.

Suma (Wiktionary)

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin summa.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈsu.mə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsu.ma/

Noun

suma m (plural sumes)

  1. sum

Derived terms

  • en suma

Cebuano

Etymology 1

From Spanish suma, from Latin summa.

Verb

suma

  1. to reckon
...
« Zurück zum Glossar-Index