Joint Fir – Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)

mahuangSource: Ma Huang – the herbaceous stem of Ephedra sinica stapf, Eintermadia schrenk et C.A. Mey, and E. equisetina Bunge, family Ephedraceae.

Function]:Ma Huang induces sweating to relieve diseases of the superficies. Ma Huang releases lung-qi to alleviate asthma and promotes sweating to ease oedema.

Application: Ma Huang is used for common cold or flu due to wind and cold, which is manifested as aversion to cold, headache, stuffy nose and fever without sweating. If combined with other herbs, Ma Huang can be used to treat cough, breathing difficulty and oedema.