||Gather the young brances in the Fall
before the first frost when the alkaoid
content is high
||Alkaloids which include ephedrine, norephdrine, tannins, sapponin, flavone,
||Vasodilator, hypertensive, circulatory
||Used primarily for asthma and conditions
where the bronchial tubes are restricted.
Can also be used for allergic reaction where
breathing becomes restricted.
||High blood pressure, heart conditions,
|Possible Drug Interactions
||Increased arrithmias when used
concurrently with halothane anesthetics.
Potentiates other stimulants such as
caffeinated products. Has caused
hypertensive crisis when used with MAOIs.
||Can cause complications from elevated
blood pressure and increased heart rate. Has
unfortunately been used as a "recreation
drug" by individuals looking for a "natural
high" and as a "natural" herbal weight loss
product. In these extreme cases, overdose
can lead to cardiac failure and death.
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