Ephedra nevadensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
gray ephedra Mormon-tea Nevada ephedra

Ephedra nevadensis is a species of Ephedra native to dry areas of western North America. Its range extends west to California and Oregon, east to Texas, and south to Baja California, including areas of the Great Basin, Colorado plateau and desert Southwest. It is found in rocky and sandy soils, generally in areas without trees. More than other North American Ephedra species, it is a significant forage plant. It is grazed upon by mule deer, pronghorn, and Desert Bighorn Sheep as well as domestic sheep.

Ephedra nevadensis

Medical use

Economic importance of Ephedra nevadensis

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Adrenergic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Allergenic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Anesthetic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Plant
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiappetant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiarachidonate
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antibacterial
Tannin found in Plant
Antibronchitic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Anticancer
Tannin found in Plant
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Anticarcinomic
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Anticholinesterase
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiemphysemic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antienuretic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiepileptic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antihiccup
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Tannin found in Plant
Antimyasthenic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antinarcoleptic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Plant
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Plant
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antisinusitic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antistress
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antisyncopic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor
Tannin found in Plant
Antitussive
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Plant
Antiviral
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Bronchodilator
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Bronchorelaxant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Tannin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Cerebrostimulant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant
Controlled
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Cyclin-B1-Inhibitor
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Cyclin-D1-Inhibitor
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Decongestant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Diuretic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Hallucinogenic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Tannin found in Plant
Hypertensive
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant
Insecticide
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Mydriatic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Myocardiotonic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Oviposition-Stimulant
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Pesticide
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant
Radioprotective
Vicenin-2 found in Shoot
Respirastimulant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Stimulant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Sympathomimetic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Tachycardic
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Tracheorelaxant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Uterocontractant
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Vasoconstrictor
Ephedrine found in Branches ;found in Root ;found in Stem ;found in Plant
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Plant (58100 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-neopseudoephedrine? Plant
Calcium Plant 4,500 58,100
Ephedrine Branches
Root
Stem
Plant
Lucenin-2 Shoot
Phosphorus Plant 5,000
Protein Plant 50,000
Shoot
Resin Plant
Tannin Plant
Vicenin-2 Shoot
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]