Cart 0
Ma Huang Seed Pack (Ephedra sinica)

Richters Herbs

Ma Huang Seed Pack (Ephedra sinica)


Ma Huang Seed Pack (Ephedra sinica)

Ma Huang
Ephedra sinica

Uses: Medicinal
Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Moderate

(Chinese ephedra; Cao ma huang) A long time holy grail for Richters, we are very pleased finally to be able to offer seeds of the true Ma huang from Inner Mongolia. Ma huang is a powerful stimulant herb containing the alkaloid ephedrine, the main inspiration for today’s popular over-the-counter antihistamine drugs. Purified ephedrine is very potent, and a common North American practice of adding it to diet formulas is potentially dangerous because ephedrine can raise blood pressure if used over a long period, and can even cause cardiac arrythmias. However, when used in its native, non-purified form, the dried herb is much safer and very popular in traditional Chinese medicine for dispersing conditions characterized by wind and cold, such as chills, fever, headache, cough and wheezing. Very hardy; prefers dry, well-drained location with full sun exposure. Ht. 30cm/12in.

“ Herb plants, seeds, books, dried herbs and more – Richters is your best source for everything herbal! If you grow your own herbs or make your own herbal products, or if you are in the business of herbs, make Richters your destination. Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Our first catalogue dedicated to herbs came out in 1970. We have lived, worked and breathed herbs ever since. If you are in the Toronto area, come and visit our greenhouses and gift shop.

357 Highway 47
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0 Canada
Tel. +1.905.640.6677 Fax. +1.905.640.6641” "

Share this Product

More from this collection