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1. Ephedra sinica stapf; 2. Ephedra equisetina Bge.; 3. Ephedra intermedia schrenk et C. A. Mey.
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The roots are dug in the period of the Beginning of Autumn (thirteenth solar term). After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are cleaned and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Sweet and neutral
To stop sweating
Indications & Combinations
1. Spontaneous sweating. Ephedra root (Mahuanggen) is used with Astragalus root (Huangqi) and Chinese angelica root (Danggui).
2. Night sweating. Ephedra root (Mahuanggen) is used with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Oyster shell (Muli).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in cases with exterior syndromes.
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