Ephedra in perspective--a current review.

@article{Abourashed2003EphedraIP,
  title={Ephedra in perspective--a current review.},
  author={Ehab A Abourashed and Abir T El-Alfy and Ikhlas A Khan and Larry A Walker},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={
          703-12
        }
}
  • Ehab A Abourashed, Abir T El-Alfy, +1 author Larry A Walker
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Phytotherapy research : PTR
  • Although the traditional use of Ephedra 'ma huang' has been established for thousands of years, its resurgence in 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… CONTINUE READING

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