Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Pfaffia paniculata; Hebanthe eriantha.
English: Suma; Brazilian ginseng.
Region: South America.
Botany: root of this rambling ground vine
Use: medicine and tonic. Nicknamed "para todo" which means "for all.
Content: phytochemicals, saponins like pfaffosides, pfaffic acid, beta-ecdysterone, glycosides, nortriterpenes.