An herb that contains ephedrine which is found in some dietary supplements.
A shrub, used to stimulate the central nervous system and to suppress the appetite. Can be toxic.
jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
a plant, best known as Mahuang, but many others, that contain drugs that stimulate the central nervous system (similar to amphetamines), increase heart rate, and blood pressure
This chemical has been proven to be both a powerful energizer and weight loss aid. Ephedrine is a powerful thermogenic agent that causes body temperature to rise and promotes the breakdown of fat. Ephedrine is a neurotransmitter that exerts a stimulating effect. It is commonly used as a stack with aspirin and caffeine.
Any of various gymnospermous, mostly shrubby plants of the genus Ephedra, some of which are used as a source of ephedrine. A stimulant, often sold as pills or tablets, derived from a plant of this genus.
a large genus of jointed nearly leafless desert shrubs (family Gnetaceae) that have the leaves reduced to scales at the nodes and include some (especially E. sinica) that are a source of ephedrine.
Once used in a number of over-the-counter dietary supplements, Ephedra contains ephedrine, which acts as a stimulant and bronchodilator. While it may help those with asthma breathe, ephedrine poses significant health risks for the casual user. Ephedrine has been reported to contribute to heart attack, stroke, seizures, psychosis and death.
Also known as Ma Huang, is a member of the family of herbs known as the Ephedracae. It has been used in China for more than 4000 years to treat symptoms of asthma and upper respiratory infections Ephedra contains two alkaloids, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Ephedrine, the main constituent, is a bronchodilator and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. Because of its stimulating effect on the nervous system, ephedra can be found in some popular weight loss and energy products. Ephedrine increases the metabolic rate, so that your body burns fats and sugar more efficiently. By mobilizing stored fat and carbohydrate reserves, ephedrine reduces your appetite.
As A Treatment"...used in Chinese medicine for at least 5,000 years and is the herb from which scientists have extracted ephedrine, one of the most effective treatments known for the symptoms of asthma, allergies and sinus problems..."
Several species of Ephedra have traditionally been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and are a likely candidate for the Soma plant of Indo-Iranian religion.
This article is about the genus Ephedra. For the use of the plant in medicine, see Ephedra''.
(Ephedra equisetina) A desert shrub from which is extracted ephedrine, a thermogenic aid oroginally used to relieve asthma. Also stimulates thermogenis (heat production).
Also known as yellow river, General of Respiration and Mormon Tea. Ma Huang is a Chinese herb whose active ingredient is ephedra (ephidrene). In recent years there have been many concerns surrounding the use of Ma Huang. However, when taken according to prescribed instructions and warnings, Ma Huang is a safe natural product. The dietary supplement industry has been working with the FDA to set dosage limitation and standard warnings for all ephedra-containing products. If you use ephedra products, please read the label directions and warnings prior to use. Not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age.