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Scientific name of Ephedra: Ephedra Gerardiana
Name of Ephedra in different languages:-
English: Gerard Joint fir
Sanskrit: सोमलता Somlata, Soma
Hindi:Asmania, सोमलता Somlata, Khanta
It is found Himalayas region in India, It is a perennial shrub, which grows up to a height of two feet, it is a leaf less stems grew up to 2 m long, green or gray, hairless. Flower are found in in axils, 6 to 15 pale yellow flowered, on 3 to 5 mm long stalks borne at branch apex, petals ovate-oblong or oblong-lance-shaped, hairless , flowers occurs in March-November. Seed are pods, lance shaped in outline about 15 cm long and 1 cm, Fruits are cones, red like berries and it is poisonous, seeds are ovate, about 3 mm and 2 mm.
Useful plant parts:
Used in the treatment of respiratory disorders, arthritis, allergic rhinitis, common cold, allergies, asthma, edema, viral infection, mental diseases, and sinusitis.
Ephedrine, tyrosine, flavonoids, lignans, catechols and polysaccharides, spermine alkaloids,and rocyanidins
Diuretic, broncho-dilator, stimulant