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Ephedra Root (Radix Ephedrae)/Ephedra Stem (Herba Ephedrae) - 麻黃 (Ma Huang)/麻黄根 (Ma Huang Gen)

Ephedra Root (Radix Ephedrae)/Ephedra Stem (Herba Ephedrae) - 麻黃 (Ma Huang)/麻黄根 (Ma Huang Gen)

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**SAFETY PRECAUTION: THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY FOR USE AS TEA AND/OR IN AN HERBAL FORMULA. Please talk with a licensed herbal practitioner or your health care provider about the use and dosage of ephedra root.**

Safety Notes (Source: National Institute of Health)

  • The FDA banned dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids because of their serious safety risks. The supplements were associated with cases of heart attack, seizure, stroke, and sudden death. People with a history of cardiovascular disease, those taking high doses of ephedra, and those taking it in combination with other stimulants such as caffeine would be expected to be at increased risk, but some of the severe events occurred in people with no preexisting medical problems, people taking relatively low doses of ephedra, or people taking ephedra alone.
  • Taking ephedra may also cause anxiety, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, irritability, nausea, personality changes, insomnia, and other symptoms.
  • Because of ephedra’s serious risks, it is considered unsafe for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Common Names: Ephedra Root/Ephedra Stem

Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Ephedrae

Chinese Names: 麻黃根 (má huáng gēn) and 麻黃 (má huáng)

Common Uses of Ma Huang Gen in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

    • Stops sweat due to Deficiency
    • Induces sweating and releases the Exterior
    • Disseminates and facilitates Lung Qi, calms wheezing and stops coughing
    • Promotes urination and reduces edema
    • Warms and disperses Cold pathogens

Net Weight: Product weight differs based on the variants. Please check variant descriptions and types.

Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body.

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