For five thousand years, Chinese medicine relied on derivatives from plants of the genus Ephedra to treat asthma and hay fever. Ephedra acts as a decongestant, aids in the proper elimination of fluids, and relieves bronchial spasms; these properties make it valuable to sufferers of allergies, asthma, colds, and other respiratory complaints. Western medicine has used Ephedra as a bronchodilator and nasal decongestant, as well as to control urinary incontinence, since the 1920s. Ephedra can, as a side effect, raise blood pressure above its regular range, so the US FDA raised cautionary flags on the product, due to the possibility of causing harm in people with already-elevated blood pressure.Features
Instructions for Use:
Adults take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) three times daily. May be used for 7 days, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Ephedra (Ephedra sinica) tincture.........................................1 g of herb
Purified water, Ethanol