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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



SUMA
(Pfaffia paniculata)
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MEDICINAL USES:
Used in South America as a heal-all.
Used in Brazilian hospitals for cancer and diabetes.
It is given 2 or 3 times daily for its strengthening properties, especially for women suffering fatigue and hormone imbalance.
Maximum benefits said to be derived when taken as a food tonic in the form of powder or tea (up to 1 tsp powder in capsule form 3 times daily). If nausea is experienced, then dose should be reduce by 1/3 till nausea disappears.
Should NOT be taken while in a weakened condition (i.e. cold, flu infection, etc.)




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