Ephedra

The Red Ephedra distachya on gray grass
Sinonimi:
Ma Huang
Ephedra (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐφέδρα (ephédra, sitting upon), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

Noun

ephedra (countable and uncountable, plural ephedras)

  1. Any plant of the genus Ephedra of gymnosperm shrubs.
  2. A stimulant derived from the plant Ephedra sinica used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine and in over-the-counter weight-loss aids.

Synonyms

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