And pregnant women specially, should avoid drinking herbal infusions such as nettle leaf, comfrey, yarrow and ma huang
(ephedra) as they can cause miscarriage or early labour.
The herb ephedra, also known as Ma huang
, contains a chemical that stimulates the heart and nervous system and also suppresses appetite, which is why it was formerly used in natural diet pills.
13) Other substances have also been difficult to obtain for many different reasons, such as Ma Huang
(ephedra) due to FDA banning, high-potency Ren Shen (Korean ginseng) due to high cost for the best-quality root, or Lu Rong (deer antler velvet) due to animal protection regulations and lack of availability.
Stewart had been taking Inferno, a substance labelled as a 'fat burner', which contains Ma Huang
, a natural source of ephedrine.
, commonly known as Ephedra (Ephedra sinica), contains the alkaloid ephedrine, which is an adrenalin-like stimulant that provides quick relief for allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.
Ephedra, also called Ma huang
, is a naturally occurring substance derived from plants.
Also known as ma huang
, used to help alleviate symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, breathlessness and allergies.
l Ephedra (ma huang
): The active chemical in ma huang
is ephedrine, which was recently banned by the FDA, and can be dangerous when combined with other stimulants or included in weight-loss products.
Furthermore, most of the major players had already reformulated their weight loss and energy supplements to remove Ma Huang
or ephedra as an ingredient.
Ephedra is a naturally occurring botanical (Ephedra sinensis) that goes by several names, including Ma huang
, and has been used in Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years to treat asthma, nasal congestion, edema, colds, flu, and fever, and as an appetite suppressant.
Ephedra, a plant also known as ma huang
, has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine.
Natrol began marketing Ma huang
, a Chinese herbal supplement that contains ephedra, almost two decades ago.