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Ephedra sinica (Ma-huang) seeds

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Ephedra sinica (Ma-huang) seeds

Ephedra sinica (Ma-huang) seeds

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    Traditional medical use

    A traditional Chinese medicin that dates back to 5000 BC, used for the treatment of asthma, hay fever and common cold.

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    Its alkaloids ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are active constituents of Ephedra sinica and have stimulant and thermogenic effects that are chemically related to amphetamines. Ephedra is widely used by athletes as a performance enhancing drug, despite a lack of evidence that it improves athletic performance. Ephedra has been used as a weight-loss aid. Ma Huang has a lot of side effects, ranging from insomnia to death! Ephedrine is a banned substance by the International Olympic Committee,and the World Anti Doping Agency. The U.S. National Football Leaque (NFL) & The National Basketball Association (NBA) also banned this substance. The Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradonna tested positive for ephedrine in the 1994 World Cup.

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    Common nameMa Huang
    FamilyEphedraceae
    Flower coloryellow
    Hardyno
    Lightdirect sunlight
    Minimum temperatureNo
    OriginCentral Asia
    Plant groupShrub
    Shapetree / shrub
    Soilmineral compost
    Special featuresmedicinal
    SynonymsNo
    Waterdry

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    Thanx , 10/30/2011
    By MEHMET TUNCA
    Salam, thanks for these seeds. Ephedra is a wonderful plant.
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