Suma

An herb made from the root of a vine found in the rainforests of the Amazon, suma is said to treat a variety of ailments and diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and is used in Brazil as an energy-booster and aphrodisiac.
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Frank: There is some evidence to suggest, when applied as a salve on wound, that suma can decrease swelling and relieve pain. But there is no evidence to support its effectiveness as an aphrodisiac, and Frank wondered whether a placebo would work just as well.
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An herb made from the root of a vine found in the rainforests of the Amazon, suma is said to treat a variety of ailments and diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and is used in Brazil as an energy-booster and aphrodisiac.

Frank: There is some evidence to suggest, when applied as a salve on wound, that suma can decrease swelling and relieve pain. But there is no evidence to support its effectiveness as an aphrodisiac, and Frank wondered whether a placebo would work just as well.

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