Ephedra sinica seeds mature in Sept.
【Common name】Chinese Ephedra, China Ephedra, Chinese Joint Fir
【Latin name】Ephedra sinica
【Annual/Perennial】Herb-like perennial shrubs
【Harvest time, size, shape】Seeds 2, including in the bracts, non-exposed, dark red or brown, ovate, 4.5-6mm, about 4mm in diameter, surface covered with fine wrinkles.
【Seeds NO.】4.95 g / 1000 Seeds
【Habitat】Growing on arid deserts, ridges of much sand and rocks, hilltops or grasslands, often clustered. Can be cultivated.
【Plant height】0.2-0.4M
【The herbal actual smell and taste】Slightly fragrant smell, astringent and slightly bitter taste.
【Blooming period】May to June
【Fruiting period】from July to August.
【Seeding time】in spring

Ephedra sinica seeds

  • 【Moisture, soil, temperature】prefers sunlight, drought resistant, cold resistant, Wide adaptability, Not picky at soil.
    【Medicinal parts】herbaceous stems, rhizomes. Chinese Name: Mahuang (herbaceous stems); Mahuanggen (rhizomes).
    【Harvest & Processing】Herbaceous stems: cut in autumn when green. Roots and rhizomes: dried after residual stems, fibrous roots and sands removed.
    【Main components】Contains l-ephedrine, d-pseudo-ephedrine) and volatile oil.
    【Pharmacological effect】Pant-calming, cough-suppressing, phlegm-dispelling, sudorific, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and CNS-exciting.
    【Property】Herbaceous stems: Pungent, slightly bitter, warm. Roots and rhizomes: Sweet, normal. Herbaceous stems: promoting sweating to relieve exterior syndrome, ventilating lung to calm pant, inducing diuresis to alleviate edema. Roots and rhizomes: checking sweating.
    【Cautions】It is prohibited to be used for patients with deficient dyspnea without blockage of the lung qi, it should be used with caution for patients with hypertension and insomnia because ephedrine can stimulate central nerve system and raise blood pressure.
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