Lots of people email us about Ma huang tea, where to buy ma huang and ephedra ma huang information.
Ma huang is a chinese herb that has been used for 1000’s of years. Today it is often found as ma huang diet pills, ma huang supplements, ma huang extract and as ma huang tea.
Ephedra (ma huang) is now illegal in many US States. It has been linked to medical problems. Ephedra ma huang stimulates the heart, respitory system, and lungs with a stimulant it contains called ephedrine.
Ephedrine Side Effects
Ephedra (ma huang) is not safe taken in high doseages, over prolonged periods of time, or with other stimulants such as coffee or caffeine beverages. Ma huang has been linked to heart attacks, seizures, high blood pressure, black outs and even death.
If you are considering ma huang for a diet or as a stimulant, please excercise caution, it can be very dangerous if miss used.
Chinese ma huang is a safe herb if used with caution, and you watch for signs. Increased heart rate, sweating, and jitters are signs you have had too much.
Chinese herbalists have used ma huang to treat several chronic conditions such as asthma, bronchial infections and as a diuretic.
Ma huang is mostly used for its diuretic and weight loss abilities today in North America.
Ma Huang Tea Recipe
Here is the basic recipe for making ma huang herbal tea. It is often used as a diet supplement, and is very effective at helping increase metabolism and burn fat. The recipe is easy, and do not increase the herbal quantities.
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ma huang
- 8 ounces boiling water
Let the ma huang herbal tea steep for 10 minutes. Strain and enjoy.