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.
If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of hormone imbalances, see estrogen-deficiency and treating hirsutism program before trying herbs. See precautions for more details of care to be taken with herb use. Also, check for the latest blog updates about herb and hormone safety.
Herb concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in solid form. This can easily lead to hormone imbalances. For this reason, concentrate extracts are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially during fertility years. Concentrates shouldn't be used to overcome plateaus. 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.
Read super-bazongas.pdf to learn about the science of breast development, endocrinology of the menstrual cycle, and for more about the potential role of Hebanthe in a herb schedule for breast enhancement. Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases. See programs for herbal breast enlargement results.
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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/.