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Ephedra/ Herba ephedrae/ Ma huang


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Ephedra/ Herba ephedrae/ Ma huang

Mahuang is the dried stem of Ephedra sinica Stapf, Ephedra intermedia Scherenket C.A.Mey. or Ephedra equisetina Bge. In fall, the green herbaceous stem is reaped. After sun dried, wood stem, remained root and impurity are removed, it is cut into segments. The raw from is used, or after Prepared with honey or pround into wool shaped.
[Medicinal Properties] Pungent, slightly bitter and warm; related to lung and bladder meridians.
[Medicinal Efficacies] Disperse cold, relieve exterior cold factors, ventilate lung, relieve dyspnea; promote urination and alleviate edema.

[Clinical Applications]
1. Exterior syndrome of wind-cold: Mahuang treats wind-cold syndrome of exterior-excess type, manifesting as aversion to cold, no sweat fever, headache, floating and tense pulse, therefore known as the most significant medicinal to induce sweat to release superficies. It is usually combined with Guizi; for example in Mahuang Decoction.

2. Cough and dysnea: It treats cough and dyspnea, even if excessive due to fettering of superficies by wind-cold and blockage of lung qi, while combined with Xingren and Gancao; for example inSanniu Decoction. For cold-phlegm and retention of fluid manifesting as cough, dyspnea, a lot of clear and diluted sputum, it is in combination with Xixin, Ganjiang and Banxia; e.g. Xiaoqinglong Decoction. It is indicated by intense heat accumulated in lung, manifesting as high fever and polypnea, combined with Shigao, Xingren and Gancao, such as in Maxing Shigan Decoction.
3. Wind edema and edema: It is good at treating wind pathogen attacking superficies, leading to lung failing to disperse and lower, manifesting as edema and dysuria with exterior syndrome, combined with Gancao; for example in Gancao Mahuang Decoction.
Also int can dispel cold and unblock stagnation, to treat arthralgic pain of wind-cold type, carbuncles of yin and phlegm nodulation.
[Usage and Dosage] Raw herb 2-9g/time. It is good at inducing sweating to release superficies in raw form. For stopping cough and dyspnea, it is used after stir-baked
[Toxicity & Cautions] It is good at inducing sweat and ventilating lung. As a result, with spontaneous sweating due to exterior deficiency, night sweat due to yin deficiency, and dyspnea due to insufficiency of lung and kidney, should be cautious using it.
For the customers` convenience , we offer the Ephedra Herb (Ma huang) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.
Every sachet (1g) is equivalent to raw herb 5 grams.

The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, once a day. Recommend 60 sachets for one treatment. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.
If you do not know the herb property and function well, please consult our doctors online freely before ordering!



Ephedra (Herba ephedrae, Ephedra sinica Stapf, Ma huang)

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 May, 2012.

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