Bark, leaves, berries, and roots.
Chemical and nutrient content
Albumin, germanium (immune system booster that aids cancer), malic acid, volatile oils, pfaffic acid (inhibits certain cancer cells), six saponins (called pfaffosides A, B, C, D, E, and F), and tannins.
Suma has properties that combat anemia, fatigue, stress, and diabetes. An immune system booster.
In Brazil suma was reported to be more powerful than ginseng, and it is referred to as Brazilian ginseng. Research in Japan found that the suma root contains pfaffic acid, which is capable of inhibiting certain types of cancerous cells. Dr. Takemoto was the first to study suma in Japan.