Traditional Chinese Medicine/Ma Huang

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Ma-Linen, hemp, sesame, paralysis or numbness

Huang-Yellow

(Chinese: 麻黄)

Ephedra Stem

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung
  • Foot Tai Yang of Urinary Bladder

Actions & Indications:

  • drastic diaphoretic
  • disperse Lung, calm cough & asthma
  • promote urination, reduce swelling

Caution:

  • weak body
  • hypertension
  • deficiency-type sweating or wheezing

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

Cooking:

  • cook first
  • remove foam



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