Health

EPHEDRA

 

Uses?

Long-term asthma

Nasal congestion

Sinusitis

Who?

Almost everyone

Who can’t?

People with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes anorexia, bulimia, or glaucoma

People on any type of medication. Check with doctor

Pregnant or breast feeding

How long?

Up to 16 weeks appears to be safe for most people

Side effects?

Loss of consciousness

High blood pressure

Irregular heartbeat

Muscle disorders

Heart attacks

Headache

Seizures

Nausea

Strokes

Death

 

Ephedra
Wild ephedra plant

Available forms?

Teas, tinctures, tablets and capsules

Dose?

Follow health professional advice or directions on the package

Part used?

Stem

Comes from?

Native to the steppes of north and north-western China

Other names?

Ephedra Intermedia

Ephedra Equisetina

Ephedra Sinica

 

 

 

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