Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories - Suma - 1 oz. (30 ml)
Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories Suma. Native to Central and South America, Suma is a large ground vine the natives have long used to promote robust health as well as a general tonic. They called the vine Para Toda, which means “for all things”. Even though Suma has an ancient reputation of wide use, there has been few scientific studies to test its effectiveness. What is known about Suma is that it has a substance called an adaptogen, which means it helps people to adapt to stress and fight infection.
More About Suma
Central and South America natives have used Suma to promote robust health for over 300 years. It is well know as a general tonic, being an adaptogen, it increases the body’s resistance to stress and has a restorative effect on the body as a whole. It has been called Para Toda, which means “for all things.” Suma has been taken by Russian Olympic athletes for many years to increase muscle building and endurance without the side effects of steroids because it contains an anabolic-type phytochemical called beta-ecdysterone.
Research shows that Suma contains high levels of saponin. Plant saponin have a wide range of activities that include lowering blood cholesterol, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and acting as antifungal and antibacterial agents. One specific saponin, pfaffoside, has shown the ability to inhibit tumor cell melanomas (in vivo), and help to regulate blood sugar levels (in vivo). It has also been shown to slow the growth of lymphoma and leukemia in mice and may delay mortality. Sickle cell anemia patients showed improvement and a higher quality of life with no side effects while taking Suma.6Other research has demonstrated analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities in various studies. Another study shows that Suma is a sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac. No wonder it is called Para Toda!
Amazon Therapeutic Labs
Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories originally came about as a collaboration between Jerome Black, Tom Baldwin, and Shannon Casey- 2 of his long term customers from the early days of the Oregon Exotics Fruit Nursery.
Residing on the big island of Hawaii, Tom and Shannon have since founded and manage a botanical sanctuary of their own known as ULUWEHI FARM & NURSERY, which features several acres of intensively cultivated tropical plants including hard to find Amazon medicinal and wild fruits in order to supply voucher samples for our laboratories. Tom works with the living botanical germplasm of numerous tropical species and Shannon is a trained geneticist familiar with both temperate and tropical genetics.
Their experience with permaculture enables ATL to plan education seminars directly in the Amazon basin and other tropical regions. Together they are developing protocols for sustainable permaculture designs of tropical plant species for food, fiber, and medicines. Tom and Shannon's participation ensures that ATL maintains an ethical approach to plant harvesting and sustainable organic cultivation. Favored by top herbalists, practitioners, and retail stores who require quality, these are certified organic products of high integrity.]
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Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories works for the preservation of rainforests and to uphold the intellectual property rights of native healers and their traditional medicines. A portion of each purchase supports the type of research and education that helps carry forward a tradition of natural healing and the sustainable care of taking of forest habitat.