Ma huang or Mormon tea is a plant and an herb. Any of various gymnospermous, mostly shrubby plants of the genus Ephedra, growing in deserts and dry regions, with branching stems, reddish fleshy seeds, and nearly leafless with dry scalelike leaves reduced to scales at the nodes. Some of the plants are the source of ephedrine, a stimulant, especially an herbal preparation from young canes or rhizome and roots of the Chinese ma huang plants.
Chinese (Mandarin) name: ma huang (from ma, hemp and huang yellow)
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
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