Ma Huang

Ephedra sinica

Ma huang is an important medicinal herb from China used for over 3,000 years in teas and other preparations to help with symptoms of asthma, colds, flu, and allergies. It has also found worldwide acceptance as an effective component of many herbal formulas and over-the-counter medications.

Water: Light

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Perennial, slow growing to 6’ tall and 3’ wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Dry soil with good drainage

Origin: Mongolia, Russia, and Northeastern China

Ma Huang