Ephedra in perspective – a current review

@article{Abourashed2003EphedraIP,
  title={Ephedra in perspective – a current review},
  author={E. Abourashed and A. El-Alfy and I. Khan and L. Walker},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={17}
}
Although the traditional use of Ephedra ‘ma huang’ has been established for thousands of years, its resurgencein the US as a herbal dietary supplement is currently a matter of national controversy. At the heart of the debate are three important questions: (1) the identity and composition of Ephedra products with regard to ephedrine and related alkaloids; (2) the potential therapeutic utility of Ephedra supplements for weight loss or performance enhancement; and (3) potential health risks… Expand
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