Ephedra spp Health effects and herbal facts

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Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Adrenergic
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Analgesic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anesthetic
D-norpseudoephedrine found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Anorexic
D-norpseudoephedrine found in Plant
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiarachidonate
Ephedroxane found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ephedroxane found in Plant
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Ephedroxane found in Plant
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Nonacosane found in Plant
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiperistaltic
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Antiviral
Nonacosane found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Arrhythmigenic
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Astringent
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Bronchodilator
L-ephedrine found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Decongestant
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Deodorant
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Hypertensive
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Sodium found in Plant (96 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Plant (37 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Mydriatic
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Pesticide
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Pressor
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Prooxidant
Iron found in Plant (600 ppm)
Psychostimulant
D-norpseudoephedrine found in Plant
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Plant (2 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Sympathomimetic
D-norpseudoephedrine found in Plant
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Tachycardic
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Vasoconstrictor
D-norpseudoephedrine found in Plant
L-ephedrine found in Plant
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Plant (11500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (4780 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (13300 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Plant (8 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-alpha-terpineol Plant
Alkaloids Plant 3,000 15,000
Calcium Plant 11,500
Copper Plant 2
D-n-methyl-pseudoephedrine Plant
D-norpseudoephedrine Plant
D-pseudoephedrine Plant
Ephedradine-a Plant
Ephedradine-b Plant
Ephedradine-c Plant
Ephedroxane Plant
Iron Plant 600
L-ephedrine Plant
L-n-methyl-ephedrine Plant
L-norephedrine Plant
Magnesium Plant 4,780
Manganese Plant 37
Nonacosan-10-ol Plant
Nonacosane Plant
Potassium Plant 13,300
Sodium Plant 96
Tricosan-1-ol Plant
Zinc Plant 8
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]