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Ephedra /Ephedrine. Sean .H & Joe .J. Basics. Ephedra is a shrub like herb native to central Asia and Mongolia. Ephedrine is the main active compound found in the plant. It is a naturally occurring alkaloid classified as a stimulant

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ephedra ephedrine

Ephedra/Ephedrine

Sean .H & Joe .J

basics
Basics
  • Ephedra is a shrub like herb native to central Asia and Mongolia.
  • Ephedrine is the main active compound found in the plant. It is a naturally occurring alkaloid classified as a stimulant
  • Ephedra has been used for up to 5,000 years and used to treat a variety of conditions such as colds, fever, flu, headaches, asthma, wheezing, and nasal congestion, and as a performance enhancer.
  • The dried stems and leaves of the plant Ephedra is used in capsules, tablets, and teas.
user reported effects positive
User Reported Effects: Positive
  • -Weight Loss
  • -bronchodilation (opens airways)
  • -Increase Metabolism
  • -Increase Energy
user reported effects neutral
User Reported Effects: Neutral
  • Racing thoughts.
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased body temperature
  • Tremors
user reported effects negative
User Reported Effects: Negative
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Dry Mouth
  • Head Ache
  • Nausea
  • Kidney Stones
  • Heart Damage
  • Increase Blood Pressure
  • Irregular Heart rhythms
  • Irritated Stomach
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Heart Attack
  • Death
legal status
Legal Status
  • Currently unregulated by FDA in USA.
source
Source
  • http://www.drugs.com/
  • http://nccam.nih.gov/
  • http://www.fda.gov/default.htm