Ephedra Root

Source Root of Ephedra sinica Stapf and E. intermedia Schrenk et C.A. Mey., (Fam. Ephedraceae..

Producing Areas Mainly produced in Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Hebei, Shanxi, Sichua.

Properties Sweet, Neutra.

Channels Heart, Lun.


  • Reduces sweating
    May be used with Milkvetch Root (Huangqi), Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome (Baizhu) etc.
  • Treats spontaneous and night sweat
  • To treat postpartum sweating
    May be used with Chinese Angelica (Danggui), Milkvetch Root (Huangqi) etc.

Usage and Dosage
3-10 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Contraindicated in case with exogenous pathogenic factors since the untimely use of astringent herbs will aggravate the patient’s conditions.

Keep in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Description of Quality Herb
Herb with hard mass, reddish brown skin and the broken surface is yellowish white in colour.