Ephedra As Alternative Medicine
Ephedra is a well known alternative medicine used by the Chinese. It also goes by the names Squaw tea, Ma Huang and Mormon tea. This herb is used mainly to treat allergy conditions such as hay fever, asthma, sinusitis and nasal congestion. It is also excellent for cold and bronchitis.
Ephedra is not recommended for long term use. It must not be taken by anyone with fever or taken together with caffeine. Side effects for over use include high blood pressure, anxiety, weight loss, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, chest tightness, stroke, nervousness and even death. Ephedra is an alternative medicine that has to be used under strict professional instructions.