Ma Huang - Chinese Ephedra

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Ma Huang

Herba Ephedrae


Also Known AS:

Cao Mahuang, Desert Herb, Ephedrae herba, Ephedra sinensis, Herbal Ecstasy, Joint Fir, Mahuang, Ma Huang, Ma-Huang, Mahuanggen (ma huang root), Muzei Mahuang, Popotillo, Sea Grape, Teamster's Tea, Yellow Astringent, Yellow Horse, Zhong Mahuang.




Ma Huang Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER - WARM Dosage: 3 9g.

Ephedra Stem Meridian: LUNG, BLADDER

-release exterior, disperse cold wind-cold, chills, fever, headache, no sweating

-helps move lung Qi controls wheezing, cough

-promotes urination reduce edema


Western Herbology

Orally, ephedra can be used for weight loss and increase athletic performance. It is also used for allergies and allergic rhinitis; nasal congestion; and respiratory tract conditions such as bronchospasm, asthma, and bronchitis. It is also used orally for colds, flu, fever, chills, headache, edema, anhidrosis, joint and bone pain, and as a diuretic for edema.



Use of ephedra can cause severe life-threatening or disabling adverse effects in some people. Reports have linked long term ephedra use to hypertension, myocardial infarction, seizure, stroke,



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