Scientific name: Pfaffia paniculata
Scientific Synonym: Hebanthe paniculata
Popular name: Brazilian Ginseng
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PFAFFIA PANICULATA, THE BRAZILIAN GINSENG
Chemical Composition: Pfaffic acid and derivatives, allantoin, vitamins B, C, D, E and F, provitamin A, mineral salts P, Ca, K, oleic acid and germanium; stigmasterol, sitosterol, and glycosides, which are triterpenoid saponins, pfaffosides called A, B, C, D, E and F.
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Herbaceous plant with deep, intricate and profuse tuberous roots. Branches disorderly, with three or four pairs of complete, soft, light green leaves, elliptical-lanceolate, coated with yellowish down. Fine flowers in chapters yellowish terminal flowers.
Pharmacological Indications and Action:
General body tonic, avoids chronic fatigue, anti-stress; invigorating,prevents premature aging, fights arthritis, arthrosis, rheumatism, Improves fluidity and blood purification,prevents high blood pressure,Ssxual stimulant, prostate protector, preventive of flu, cold, inflammation and infections, skin cleanser, preventing acne, oily skin, allergies and rashes, great for diabetics, helping to combat hyperglycemia, soft-acting diuretic, prevents constipation and flatulence (gases), assists in the treatment of chronic and degenerative diseases, Inhibits the growth of tumor cells and has ati carcinogenic agents, being useful as an aid in the treatment of tumors in general.
Nowadays people are always tired. This chronic fatigue, which predisposes the body to diseases and premature aging, is nothing more than the result of poor eating and living habits, physical inactivity, emotional stress and a body that instead of eliminating, accumulates toxins and free radicals. The regular use of Pfáffia, accelerates the detoxification and the revitalization of the organism, therefore, make Pfáffia Sonatura, your solidary partner in the rescue of the good quality of life and health.
Pfaffia paniculata is a true rare jewel among the plants indispensable to our organism.
It is special for its nutritional, energetic, detoxifying and mainly curative properties. In the immense popular wisdom PAFAFFIA was called "FOR EVERYTHING".
Sexual stimulant: In pre-clinical studies Pfaffia plant extracts paniculata improved the copulatory performance of sexually impotent rats.
These results support the effect and Pfaffia paniculata as sexual stimulants. on one another study the evaluated rats took Pfaffia paniculata powder dissolved in water for a few weeks and afterwards, plasma concentrations of sex hormones. The results showed high levels of hormones estradiol-17β, and progesterone in the plasma of rats.
Intestinal inflammation: Pre-clinical studies investigated anti-inflammatory activity intestinal infection of Pfaffia paniculata in rats. The animals were divided into groups that received the drug, prednisolone or Pfaffia paniculata extract daily from 14 days before or 7 days after inflammation induction. Treatment with the dose of 200 mg / kg of Pfaffia extract was able to reduce macroscopic damage, and the lesion extent, myeloperoxidase activity, levels of proinflammatory cytokines and CRP, and maintained glutathione levels. Studies indicate that the protective effect of P. paniculata is related to oxidative stress and levels reduced CRP in the colon, to immunomodulation activity, evidenced by the reduced levels of IL-1β, INF-γ, TNF-α and IL-6.
Anticancerigen: Studies have shown antineoplastic effects of extracts pfaffia paniculata in various animal and cellular models. The extracts inhibited growth of tumors in mice with Ehrlich tumor. Likewise, mice submitted to the hepatocarcinogenesis model and fed with Pfaffia powder show a reduction in incidence, mean area, and the number of pre-neoplastic lesions in the liver. In addition, it has been observed to have decreased cell proliferation and the induction of apoptosis, suggesting its chemopreventive activity. pffafia paniculata extract increased survival in rats with the form of Ehrlich tumor ascites and showed antiproliferative effects in human breast adenocarcinoma cells.
These effects are mainly attributed to the pfaffosides substances present in the Pfaffia paniculta.
Topical anti-inflammatory and antioxidant: In clinical studies with twenty-one volunteers presenting with periorbital hyperchromia received a sample of serum containing 5.0% Pfaffia paniculata + Ptychopetalum olacoides + Lilium candidum (PPLAC), which was applied topically. Topical application of PPLAC has led to a significant improvement in terms of skin luminosity and tone in the periorbital region, in about 90% of the volunteers. In addition, individuals reported reduced intensity and improvement in the appearance of dark circles. The results indicate that the reduction in the inflammatory process, as well as antioxidant protection against deleterious elements can be considered as an essential approach to preserve the integrity of the vascular endothelium, avoiding hemodynamic congestion which culminates in the formation of dark circles around the eyes.
Experimental studies present data that show that improvement and sickle cell deformability, increases its Na + content and volume average corpuscular (CMV). These results indicate that the PP functions as a sodium ionophore in sickle cells improve their hydration status and rheological properties of red blood cells.
Pfaffia is one of the richest plants in mineral nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, essential to our health. The sum of this biochemical wealth makes Pfaffia the vitamin and mineral supplement that should not be missed in any home of those who want to improve the quality of life and obtain health in a natural way.
All this wealth is due to its enormous chemical composition. Below we will list just a few of the 156 elements that make up Pfaffia Paniculata:
Allantoin: Accelerates the healing of wounds, cuts or surgery
Calcium: Important for bones, teeth and anti-stress.
Phosphorus: Helps calcium, and is vital for the production of vital energy.
Iron: anti-anemic, eliminates excess carbon dioxide responsible for tiredness and chronic fatigue.
Potassium: Important for muscle tone, heartbeat.
Magnesium: Anti-stress, along with calcium and Vit. B6 and C combat stress and inflammatory processes.
Manganese: Prevents the action of free radicals, helps in the production of insulin, prevents diabetes.
Copper: Auxo do Fero to prevent anemia, in the healing of wounds.
Zinc: Most important mineral in the body, insulin, healing, fertility, libido, prostate, ovaries, collagen formation.
Cobalt: Without it there is no Vit B12 and without it the stress is chronic.
Chromium: Prevents obesity, diabetes, improves sleep and irritability.
Vanadium: Important for insulin production, cholesterol, high blood pressure, prevents heart attack.
Nickel: Prevents rheumatism and arthritis.
Lithium: prevents depression, regulates the activity of calcium, magnesium and potassium at the neuronal level.
Vitamin “E”: Anticoagulant action, activating the circulation.
Pfaffia contains vitamins A, B1, B2, E, D and C and traces of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Among the amino acids, it has 19 of the 22 necessary for vital processes. It also has mucilages and saponins, important for detoxifying the intestine (regulates and prevents constipation), liver, skin, kidneys, blood and joints. Important in arthritis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis and inflammatory processes in general. Helps maintain healthy skin and hair.
Among the complex organic substances in the chemical composition of Pfaffia, the one that made all its curative fame, including for various types of malignant tumors, is called pfaptic acid. In all laboratory research, pfaptic acid inhibited the growth of tumor cells.
Toxicity / Contraindications
Causes allergic reaction (occupational asthma) in workers involved with the root processing. It is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.
Dosage and Directions
- Dry extract: up to 500mg per day.
- Powder: up to 1g per day
- Erasure: 10g of the root in 1L of water. Take two glasses a day.
COSTA, C. A. R. A. et al. Anti-inflammatory effects of Brazilian ginseng (Pfaffia paniculata) on TNBS-induced intestinal inflammation: Experimental evidence. International immunopharmacology, v. 28, n. 1, p. 459-469, 2015.
DA SILVA, T. C. et al. Pfaffosidic Fraction from Hebanthe paniculata Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Caspase-3-Induced Apoptosis in HepG2 Cells. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, v. 2015, 2015.
EBERLIN, S. et al. Effects of a Brazilian herbal compound as a cosmetic eyecare for periorbital hyperchromia (“dark circles”). Journal of cosmetic dermatology, v. 8, n. 2, p. 127-135, 2009.
ARLETTI, R. et al. Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual behavior of male rats. Psychopharmacology, v. 143, n. 1, p. 15-19, 1999.
BALLAS, S. K. Hydration of sickle erythrocytes using a herbal extract (Pfaffia paniculata) in vitro. British journal of haematology, v. 111, n. 1, p. 359-362, 2000.
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