5 Ephedra Sinica Seeds, "Ma Huang," Ore, USDA Organic
Fresh seeds grown in the USA and certified organic, from SMS in their package.
Ephedra sinica plant seeds, aka 'Ma Huang.' An important Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herb, similar to coffee or caffeine in its effects, but strong enough that the FDA recently banned it as an ingredient in food and/or supplements. Unscientific and prejudicial response, as caffeine is responsible for many more annual deaths in the world (perhaps as many as 1,000 annual USA deaths alone) than ephedra and it can be found on every corner in America. The main alkaloid found in its stems only--ephedrine--is both a general stimulant and is medicinal for asthma and many bronchial issues. Grow your own medicine.
- I only sell seeds, not any other ephedra plant parts. Please do not ask! I have never sold ephedrine-containing plant parts.
Seeds are for planting only! >~~~~~Do NOT EAT these SEEDS! ~~~~< The stimulant is ONLY found in the stems of the plant. The seeds do NOT contain any ephedrine or any other drugs.
- Ephedra seeds do NOT contain any ephedrine or other stimulants.
Ephedra is an evergreen perennial shrub, native to China, that loves dry sand. (A person in Tunisia sent me photos of ephedra growing wild all over there.) Grows only about a foot tall. It doesn't have 'normal' leaves; instead it produces rigid, blue-green branches to form an ever-widening mat. Looks more like a marsh reed than a bush. The plant normally flowers in spring, perhaps again in fall in some climates. Both male and female plants must be grown if you want to fertilize the flowers for seeds.
Growing Info is on the package.
One of my bestsellers! Also one of my personal sacred plants.
More Germination instructions under the 'Plant Lore' pull down menu on the Ephedra page. See below.
~Allow one to 24 months for germination.~