Ephedra sinica

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Ephedra sinica
Ephedra sinica
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Order: Ephedrales
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Family: Ephedraceae
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Species: E. sinica
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Ephedra sinica
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Ephedra sinica is a member of the ephedraceae family, native to China. It is also known as "Chinese Ephedra", Ma Huang, and "ephedra".


Ethnomedical uses


As of April 21st, 2006, the FDA's decision to ban nutritional/diet supplements from containing the plant or extracts thereof of ephedra was upheld by the Tenth Circuit courts.

U.S. federal congress is currently discussing the scheduling of pseudoephedrine into Schedule V. Jan 2005. The bill created in Congress is S 103, Jan 24, 2005.


See Also

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