Suma

18/Description

About

Suma is a plant. It is sometimes called Brazilian ginseng, although it is not related to ginseng. The root is used to make medicine.

Suma is used as an “adaptogen” to help the body adapt to stress by improving the immune system. Suma is also used as a treatment for cancer and tumors, diabetes, and male sexual performance problems; as a tonic to restore body function; and as an aphrodisiac to heighten sexual arousal.

Suma is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds and skin problems.

How it works

Some researchers think that the chemicals in suma may stop some cancers from developing, decrease swelling, and relieve pain.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Improving the immune system
Cancer and tumors
Diabetes
Wounds
Skin problems
Sexual problems
Other conditions

Concerns

Suma is considered safe for most people when it is taken by mouth for a short period of time. There isn't enough information to know if using suma on the skin is safe.Suma can cause asthma symptoms if the root powder is inhaled.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of suma duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Suma.

Interactions

No information available.

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