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Suma Root

1 oz

Our wildcrafted, fair-trade Suma Root (Pfaffia paniculate) is a ground vine native to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Suma root is nicknamed Brazilian ginseng or para tudo (translating from Spanish as “for all”) and used for a wealth of purposes, such as to relieve stress, fight disease, and serve as an aphrodisiac

The root has been used in traditional Amazonian herbalism for its adaptogenic and wellness-supporting qualities. Suma root also has a history of use as a food source and it can be added to herbal formulations for its vanilla-like flavor. Suma root contains pfaffic acid and saponin pfaffosides. These two compounds are praised for their anti-cancer properties. Additionally, the root is rich in polyphenols and alkaloids. These two types of antioxidant compounds are believed to prevent cell damage and protect your body from a range of diseases.


This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All aspects, properties, contraindications of every product are not listed; please do your own research. Always seek the counsel of a licensed healthcare professional if you are planning to use herbs or any other product from Manipura Apothecary.