Ephedra is a genus of gymnosperm shrubs, the only extant genus in its family, Ephedraceae, and order, Ephedrales. The various species of Ephedra are widespread in many lands, native to southwestern North America, southern Europe, northern Africa, southwest and central Asia, northern China and western South America.
Ephedra is an evolutionally isolated group and is the only genus in the order Ephedrales (division Gnetophyta). Species are distributed in dry regions in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. In the Western Hemisphere, Ephedra occurs in desert areas in the southwestern United States, in parts of Mexico, and in a wide area in South America.
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…
Ephedra is a medicinal preparation from the plant Ephedra sinica. Several additional species belonging to the genus Ephedra have traditionally been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and are a possible candidate for the Soma plant of Indo-Iranian religion. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years.
Before ephedra reached its current popularity in the United States, Chinese healers understood that ma-huang, the classical Chinese name for various Ephedra species, “releases the exterior and disperses cold” and “facilitates the movement of lung chi (or life’s energy) and controls wheezing,” according to D. Bensky and A. Gamble, authors of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica …
Ephedra is a plant, which especially in the Asian region (China and Russia) is growing. It is a verhölzendes greenhouse, which has a threesome arranged leaves. 60 different species counted – Worldwide about 30 are. Ephedra is also known as the German space Ephedra and Asia Ma Huang. In Asia Ephedra is often used to prepare tea, because it has a special effect on cold symptoms. Even with …
Ephedra, a shrub-like evergreen plant, contains several active alkaloid compounds, including ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine, also known as norephedrine. Since 2004, ephedra and ephedrine alkaloids, which are central nervous system stimulants, have been banned as a dietary supplement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Ephedrine. Ephedrine hydrochloride is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat breathing problems, nasal congestion, low blood pressure problems, or myasthenia gravis.
The genus Ephedra is in the family Ephedraceae in the major group Gymnosperms (Conifers, cycads and allies). Statistics are at the end of the page.