The role of chemical fingerprinting: application to Ephedra.

@article{Schaneberg2003TheRO,
  title={The role of chemical fingerprinting: application to Ephedra.},
  author={Brian T Schaneberg and Sara L. Crockett and Erdal Bedir and Iftikhar Ahmed Khan},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={
          911-8
        }
}
Ephedra sinica, known as Ma Huang, is one of the oldest medicinal herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Preparations, namely teas, of E. sinica have been used for over 5000 years as a stimulant and as an antiasthmatic. In the West, extracts of E. sinica, E. intermedia or E. equisetina are most commonly used in dietary supplements as a stimulant and to promote weight loss. More than 50 species of Ephedra are native to both hemispheres, but the detection of ephedrine alkaloids has been… CONTINUE READING

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