has been used to relieve allergies, asthma, hay fever, colds, and inflammatory conditions. The plant contains two primary alkaloids, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
a Chinese herb of the genus Ephedra, which contains the drug Ephedrine that has been linked to dangerous side effects
It helps to increase energy and boost circulation. It stimulates the nervous system and acts directly on the muscle cells. Is beneficial for relieving congestion from colds and flu, asthma, and some allergies. Also aids in weight loss.
A herb that yields the stimulant Ephedra.
An herb that yields the stimulant Ephedra.
a Chinese plant extract theorized to be ergogenic; contains ephedrine, a stimulant.
An herb used to treat asthma and associated conditions due to its power to relieve spasms in the bronchial tubes. It is thus used in bronchial asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. It also reduces allergic reactions like hay fever. It may be used in the treatment of low blood pressure and circulatory insufficiency. Ma Huang's actions include: vasodilator, hypertensive, circulatory stimulant and anti-allergic.
Ephedra sinica Widely used in many preparations for energy, weight loss and upper respiratory ailments. Considered a relaxant for the lungs and a promoter of perspiration. Although an effect herb, caution must be exercised in its usage. Individuals with a history of general weakness, poor digestion, Hypertension, heart disease, nervousness, or insomnia should avoid using Ma Huang containing compounds as heart attack or nervous system damage may occur. This herb is best used under the guidance of a health care professional.
See Ephedra. Also known as yellow river, General of Respiration and Mormon Tea.
Ephedra sinica. A shrub native to China and India. The stems and roots are used in traditional medicine as a diuretic and for asthma, bronchitis, and cough. It has also been promoted as a decongestant, a weight loss aid, and as a supplement to increase energy. Ma huang may cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate, or death if used with certain drugs, and may reduce the effects of certain drugs used to treat cancer and other diseases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of dietary supplements that contain ma huang. Also called ephedra.