Ephedra sinica


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Chinese ephedra yielding ephedrine

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Ephedrine is the dominant alkaloid in Ephedra sinica, Ephedra equisetina, E.
2008), Ephedra sinica (Yin et A1 2009a), Sinopodophyl-lum hexandrum (Yin et al.
Ephedra sinica, a herb containing ephedrine, is included in some herbal supplements used by athletes and others to accelerate fat loss and enhance feelings of physical well-being.
Indications for herbal medicines with clinical implications in the perioperative period Herbal medicine (common name) Commercial use Echinacea purpura (echinacea) Common colds and flu Ephedra sinica (ma huang) Weight loss, energy booster, asthma and bronchitis Allium sativum (garlic) Immune booster, lipid lowering and prevention of atherosclerosis Ginkgo biloba (gingko) Peripheral vascular diseases, cognitive disorders, macular degeneration, intermittent claudication Panax ginseng (ginseng) Diabetes, protection against stress Piper methysticum (kava) Anxiolysis and sedation Hypericum perforatum Clinical depression (St John's wort) Valeriana officinalis (valerian) Sedation and hypnosis Table 11.
Tissues from the Ephedra sinica plant, like ginkgo, contain at least five purported active ingredients, which are in the chemical family named alkaloids.