Ma Huang
麻黃 má huáng, "hemp yellow"

Category: Warm Acrid Herbs that Release Exterior  Browse

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Tastes
Tastes:
Acrid , Slightly Bitter  Browse
Dosage
Dosage:
2-9g
Cautions
Cautions:
If the dose is too high, or with prolonged use - causes sweating and weakens the body; May raise blood pressure or cause restlessness and insomnia; Caution in cases of deficiency with sweating or wheezing.
  • avoid use during Pregnancy
Meridians
Meridians:
Lung , Urinary Bladder  Browse
Preparation
Preparation:
• Boil first and then remove foam before adding other ingredients • Cotton • Stir fried • Honey toasted
Quality
Quality:
Good quality - light or yellowish green stems with a dark reddish center. The taste is bitter and astringent. The stem must be intact.
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (Revised edition) ('Bensky')  Browse
Notes
Notes:
No notes at this time
Formulas
Formulas (36)
Family:
Ephedraceae  Browse

Alternate Names:
Pharmaceutical: Herba Ephedrae
Botanical: Ephedra Sinica Stapf., E. equiaetina Bunge
Japanese: maō
Korean: mahwang
Common: ephedra stem
 
Temperature:  Warm  Browse