Suma: Brazilian Ginseng
Suma (Hebanthe eriantha) is known as Brazilian Ginseng for its reputation as an adaptogen.
Pfaffia paniculata is a synonym of Hebanthe eriantha. Gomphrena paniculata is a synonym of Hebanthe eriantha too, but Gomphrena is the name of a completely different genus of plant than Hebanthe.
Hebanthe eriantha is referred to as "para todo", which means in Spanish, for everything.
Suma raises estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The effect of increased estrogen and progesterone are useful for herbal breast enhancement. Estrogens are formed from androgens. However, for breast growth, there must be a higher ratio of bodily estrogens than androgens.
Suma is known for increasing fertility, and this is likely because of its estrogen, progestogen and androgen raising properties.
The part of Suma used is its root. Suma is a possible replacement for fenugreek.
Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially during fertility years. Another issue with herbal extracts, is that they may not have the full range of properties of the herb. If opting to use herb extracts, use no more than 1 drop at a time, diluted in a food-grade carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil) or water.
For more, see precautions.
To learn more about the role of Hebanthe in herbal breast enhancement, read the free ebook, super-bazongas.pdf.
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- Pfaffia paniculata-induced changes in plasma estradiol-17beta, progesterone and testosterone levels in mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14967943.
- Herbal Secrets of the Rainforest: SUMA. http://www.rain-tree.com/bookchapter.htm#suma.
Etymology & Definitions:
- The Plant List: Hebanthe. http://www.theplantlist.org/1.1/browse/A/Amaranthaceae/Hebanthe/.