Side Effects Ephedra

Common side effects resulting from the stimulatory effects of ephedra include headache, irritability, restlessness of muscles, nausea, sleeplessness, increased heart rate, urinary disturbances and vomiting.

More serious effects can result in drastic increases in blood pressure and cardiac rhythm disorders as well as an allergic reaction which causes the throat to swell shut.

It is unwise to combine ma huang with any products that have caffeine because it enhances the performance of the herb causing nervousness, rapid heart beat, and insomnia.

Ma huang causes uterine contractions so taking ma huang can bring on menstruation If you are pregnant you should not use Ma huang as it may cause you to spontaneously abort.

You know the old saying more is better. Well not with ephedrine. Too much results in serious side effects and can even cause death.

As with all herbs treat them with the same respect and consideration you would treat a prescription from your doctor with. Remember herbs are natural drugs and thus should be treated as such.

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