Herbal lore traces the use of ephedra back 5,000 years to china, where the stem of the almost leafless shrub - known by its chinese handle ma huang - was used to treat colds, asthma and hay fever. Ephedra sinica (also known as chinese ephedra or ma huang) is a plant species native to mongolia, russia (buryatiya, chita,. The herb is called ephedra, or ma huang, and it comes from a shrublike plant grown widely in asia it can be found in more than 200 diet supplements, in pills and powders, drinks and diet bars. Ephedra/ma-huang gurley bj, et al ephedrine-type alkaloid content of nutritional supplements containing ephedra sinica (ma-huang) as determined by high performance liquid chromatography j pharm sci dec199887(12):1547-53.
Ma huang is also administered in conjunction with other herbs that serve to counteract and balance any of the negative side effects of ma huang ephedra 's dangers are well documented in the traditional chinese medical literature, which are studied by students training to be licensed acupuncturist s and herbalist s. Pressure on to ban ephedra gates and crowley arrest one of dozens of dietary supplements containing the herb ephedra, a chemical cousin to speed also called ma huang, ephedra is banned. White lm, gardner sf, gurley bj, marx ma, wang pl, estes m (1997) pharmacokinetics and cardiovascular effects of ma huang (ephedra sinica) in normotensive adults j clinpharmacol 37: 116-122 [8.
Gurley, b j, wang, p, and gardner, s f ephedrine-type alkaloid content of nutritional supplements containing ephedra sinica (ma-huang) as determined by high performance liquid chromatography j pharm sci 199887(12):1547-1553. Portrays a piece of paper containing text emerging from an envelope ephedra is a stimulant that has caused heart attack and stroke resulting in several deaths. The tools you need to write a quality essay or term paper essays related to dangers of ephedra 1 to china, and sometimes called ma huang, or ephedra, is an. Ma huang (ephedra sinensis) is an important medicinal herb from china used for over 3,000 year in teas and other preparations to help with symptoms of asthma, colds. Ma huang (ephedrae herba): setting the record straight introduction note: the terms ma huang and ephedra are used interchangeably in this paper these terms, in.
Mormon tea or american ephedra comes from ephedra nevadensis, and ephedra or ma huang comes primarily from ephedra sinica mormon tea lacks the chemicals (notably ephedrine ) that give ephedra its. Ma huang - ephedra (e sinica, e equisetina, e intermedia) - hemp yellow • ma huang opens the pores, but does not supply the sweat. Ma huang ephedra sinica, also known as herbal ecstasy, is a dangerous herb that can cause memory loss in humans you may have heard of ma huang when ephedra was legal in every state and a hot topic on the news. Ephedra sinica (ma huang) is a highly effective weight loss supplement that can be used in powder form, but is not permitted by the fda to be included in pill form.
The ephedra pills that were banned and made illegal was known as ma huang and the active ephedra alkaloids derived from this plant but ephedra pills that contain another form of ephedra, known as ephedra viridis extract, are completely legal, safe and highly powerful weight loss tools. Let's talk ephedra (selfnootropics) i have just received 500g of the ma huang (ephedra) tea from china and am liking it from the tea i just made a second ago i. Request pdf on researchgate | ephedra in perspective - a current review | although the traditional use of ephedra 'ma huang' has been established for thousands of years, its resurgence in the us. 45 out of 5 stars - 50 ephedra sinica plant seeds ma huang chinese traditional herb for gardening.
Ma huang is the chinese name for ephedra, which the national center for complementary and alternative medicine explains contains the natural stimulant ephedrine ma huang is a shrub-like evergreen plant that is native to mongolia and central asia, called ephedra equisetina. Introduction ephedra is a genus of plants one species of which is known as ma huang (ephedra sinica), which has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries as a stimulant and antiasthmatic agent, and was recently introduced into use in the united states and europe as a weight loss agent and aid in body building. Ma huang, or ephedra sinica, is an ancient chinese herb indigenous to temperate climates, in northwestern india, pakistan, mongolia and china, usually on sandy seashores the plant dates back to 5,000 years ago as a medicinal agent for asthma and hay fever, quite possibly making it the world's oldest medicine (gurley, gardner, white et al, 1998.
Ephedra description ephedra, also known as ma huang, is an herb utilized by chinese medicine for more than 2,500 years due to its ability to remedy symptoms of asthma and upper respiratory infections. Ma huang, also known as ephedra, is the plant most commonly used as a source of ephedra products ma huang is a popular dietary supplement in the united states and has been used for thousands of years in chinese medicine. Ephedra sinica or ma-huang is an evergreen shrub native to central asia ephedrine, the primary active constituent, has been studied alone and in combination with caffeine the thermogenic properties of ephedrine are mainly due to its action as a sympathicomimetic compound. Abstract ma-huang is a traditional chinese medicinal herb derived from ephedra sinica stapf and other ephedra species, used to treat asthma, nose and lung con.