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Ephedra or Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
Medicinal Use: Cough, asthma, hay fever, sinusitis

Parts Used: Stem

Form Used: Capsule, tea, tablet

Potential Side Effects: Hypertension, insomnia, heart arrhythmias or palpitations, dry mouth

Comments: Avoid during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Best used under the guidance of a holistic doctor and never for long periods. Not available over the counter since 2004.

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