Names Of Ma Huang


Ma Huang TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Ephedra
  • Pinyin Name: Ma Huang
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How Is Ma Huang Categorized?

Ma Huang Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 13 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold Category

How Is Ma Huang Used Clinically?

Ma Huang Usages and Indications

  • Induce sweating to release the exterior, disperse cold
  • Disperse lung qi, wheezing
  • Promote urination and reduces edema

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Not for long-term use as sweating will weaken the qi
    • Use cautiously in deficiency condition
    • May cause and/or contribute to hypertension, insomnia, mental restlessness

How Is Ma Huang Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Ma Huang

  • Dosage: 3-9g

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