joint fir

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Noun1.joint fir - jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
genus Ephedra - type and sole genus of Ephedraceae: tropical and subtropical evergreen shrubby or creeping plants native to dry and inhospitable regions
Ephedra sinica, mahuang - Chinese ephedra yielding ephedrine
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Ephedrine Epitonin Ma huang or cao ma huang (Chinese ephedra) Mahuuanggen Muzei mu huang (Mongolian ephedra) Natural Ecstasy Pinellia Popotillo Sea grape Sida cordifolia Yellow astringent Yellow horse Zhong ma huang
"One of the ingredients was country mallow, which is a derivative of Ma Huang, which is Chinese ephedra, known in English-speaking countries as ephedrine.
Commonly used to treat colds and asthma, Chinese ephedra (Ma Huang) can also raise blood pressure and cause insomnia and other problems.

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