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Effect of Suma on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
There has yet to be much scientific research on the effects of suma for GAD, but it is recommended by some practitioners.
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Effect of Suma on Panic Disorder
There has yet to be much scientific research on the effects of suma for panic disorder, but it is recommended by some practitioners.
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What Is Suma Used for Today?
Suma's ancient reputation has generated worldwide interest. However, there has been little formal scientific investigation of the herb at this time.
According to most contemporary herbalists, suma is best understood as an adaptogen, a substance that supposedly helps one adapt to stress and fight infection (see the article on ginseng for a more in-depth discussion about adaptogens). Russian Olympic athletes have reportedly used suma (as well as other adaptogens) in the belief that it will enhance sports performance . In the United States, suma is often recommended as a general strengthener of the body, as well as for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome , menopausal symptoms , ulcers , anxiety , menstrual problems , impotence , and immune support . The herb also enjoys a considerable reputation as an aphrodisiac. However, there is is no reliable scientific evidence that suma offers any benefits for these conditions. Finally, one test tube study suggests that suma might be helpful for sickle-cell disease, 1 but but it is a long way from such preliminary investigations to evidence of efficacy.
- Ballas SK. Short Report: Hydration of sickle erythrocytes using a herbal extract (Pfaffia paniculata) in vitro. Br J Haematol. 2000;111:359–362.