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Herbology

 
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Ephedra

Herb name (Chinese): 麻黄
Herb name (Pin Yin): má huáng
Herb name (English): Ephedra
Herb name (Botanical): Herba Ephedrae
Origin of species: Ephedra sinica Stapf. Ephedra intermedia Schrenk et C. A. Mey. Ephedra equisetina Bge.
Part(s) of herb used: Herbaceous stem
Geo-specific habitat(s): Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Gansu
Taste(s) & Properties: • Pungent, slightly bitter
• Warm
• Administrates the Lung and Bladder Meridians
Action(s): • Eases symptoms of common colds and other respiratory discomforts
• Calms coughs and relieves shortness of breath
• Relieves water retention due to acute colds