Ma Huang Gen – Ephedra root – “Hemp Yellow Root”

Nature: sweet, neutral

Enters: Lung

Actions: Stops sweating.

• Yin, Yang, or Qi deficiency: night sweats, spontaneous sweating, post-partum sweating.
• Similar to Fu xiao mai but stronger (they are often combined).
Ma huang gen closes the pores.
• It can be used topically.
Hong-Yen Hsu (Oriental Materia Medica): Hypotensive, dilates peripheral blood vessels.

Dose: 3-10g

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