Suma Root Powder (Hebanthe Eriantha)
Suma, also known as Brazilian ginseng (although it is not related to ginseng ), hebanthe paniculata, and hebanthe eriantha, is a plant native to tropical countries in the Amazon rainforest region like Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
The plant’s root has been used by indigenous tribes for centuries. In folk medicine, it is commonly referred to as “para tudo,” meaning “for everything,” and used for a wealth of purposes, such as to relieve stress, fight disease, and serve as an aphrodisiac
The most impressive health benefits of suma root powder include its ability to prevent aging, help with weight loss, stimulate the mind, digestive system, and immune system, boost energy, manage diabetes, ease menstrual discomfort, boost hair health, protect the skin, protects vital organs, increases hormone synthesis, and may even fight cancer.
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.
1–2g of powdered suma root in a beverage of your choice up to 3 times daily, or according to the instructions of an expert. Mix into drinks, hot beverages such as lattes and hot chocolate, smoothies, hot or cold cereals, granola, overnight oats, bars, chia seed pudding, or even baked products (although cooking it at high temperatures may destroy some of the phytonutrients).
BONUS TIP: For people who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, having a cup of hot milk that contains a tsp of powdered Ashwagandha before bedtime is beneficial.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.