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Ma-huang (Ephedra sinica) potted seedling, organic

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Hi friends,  If you get here and the plants are sold out, please remember to hit “waitlist.”   We have these on an ongoing basis.  Richo

Family:  Joint Fir (Ephedraceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

Evergreen perennial paleo-herb. Dioecious–both male and female plants must be present in order to make seed.  Both male and female plants are used interchangeably for medicinal purposes. Native to the steppes of Northern China, Ma-huang prospers in full sun, dry soils, and is quite cold-tolerant (our patch bravely survived an 18 inch snow cover that occurred during a particularly cold Southern Oregon winter). Preparation of the right microsite is particularly important for a plant of this nature, which must maintain a dry, warm crown during the growing season lest the crown begin to rot. The best preparation is to spread about 4 inches of sand on the surface, then plant the ma-huang through the sand, with its roots down in the mineral soil and sand all around the crown. This excellent drainage and the reflection of the sun up onto the plant will greatly improve the health, growth and survivability of ma-huang. Traditional usage:  TCM, the tea is used as a bronchial dilator for treating asthma.  CNS stimulant.  Overdose can be dangerous.  Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted seedling, 4-inch deep pot, the aerial parts are about 6 inches, these are unsexed, seedgrown individuals, Certified Organically grown

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