Desert Cabbage Tea
It looks like just an ordinary little shrub with long
spindly twigs and clumpy pollen clusters that grows in tough rocky areas
in desert and marginal land. Found in Asia, North America and South
America, plants in the Ephedra genus containing an amazing secret.
While many species of Ephedra are found throughout its
natural range, several species are very important commercially for
medicinal uses. These species of ephedra are Ephedra sinica (Chinese
ephedra, ma huang or mahuang) plus several others. Squaw tea is
another catch-all term for the ephedra genus (another one is Mormon
What makes this rather modest and even boring-looking
little bush so important are its alkaloids. These alkaloids are
ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine, and they have some very interesting and
useful effects on the human body. What would you call a herbal extract
that not only helps relieve respiratory congestion caused by asthma, flu
and the common cold but also helps in weight loss. Would you call it
amazing? Would you call it impossible? Well, I�d call it Squaw Tea, and
the Chinese call it ma huang...
Ephedra or squaw tea is very important in many very
effective weight loss supplements (e.g.
because of its thermogenic properties. A thermogenic substance such as
ephedrine raises the body�s metabolism, meaning that the body burns
calories faster and more efficiently. How this helps in weight loss is
because if the calorie intake remains the same (or drops) while the
metabolism rises, the body will turn to its fat reserves to meet its
energy needs. Combine this with exercise and the body will even use
brown adipose tissue (i.e. the stubborn hard-to-shift sort of fat).
And ephedra helps you exercise.
The pioneers and the Native Americans drank ephedra because it is a
stimulant, making you feel energetic and enhancing your stamina � hence
the names �squaw tea� or �Mormon tea�. Ephedra has this effect because
it triggers the brain to release the hormone adrenaline � yes, the same
adrenaline that is released by excitement or danger. This adrenaline in
the system will raise the heart rate and get the muscles into �red
alert� state; this is called the flight-or-fight response. Exercise,
whether this means a punishing gym session, a run or dancing like crazy,
is the best way to use this fight-or-flight response and make it work
for you. What�s more, this stimulating effect will also help you stay
alert and focused.
Squaw tea or ephedra is often combined with
caffeine, as these two herbal extracts have a synergistic effect when it
comes to weight loss and fast fat burning. Examples of dietary
supplements that contain both ephedra and caffeine include
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