Effects of ephedra on autonomic nervous modulation in healthy young adults.

  title={Effects of ephedra on autonomic nervous modulation in healthy young adults.},
  author={Wei-Lung Chen and Tung-Hu Tsai and Cheryl C. H. Yang and Terry B. J. Kuo},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={130 3},
AIM OF THE STUDY Given the popularity of the use of ephedra in traditional Chinese medicine around the world, a greater understanding of its actions is required. This study aims to assess the effects of ephedra on autonomic nervous modulation using power spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Twenty healthy subjects were given 1g of ephedra dry extract or placebo once per day for 14 days in a… CONTINUE READING

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