Pfaffia paniculata, Hebanthe eriantha
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.
From Latin summa.
- (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈsu.mə/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsu.ma/
suma m (plural sumes)
- en suma
From Spanish suma, from Latin summa.
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