What is Ephedra sinica
Ephedra sinica , commonly called Chinese ephedra , is an evergreen shrub of the genus of ephedra, Department of Ephedraceae native to China. It is tree looks like a grass. And degenerate green leaves are small scale. Flowers are dioecious, spring and in early summer male axil or apical yellow spherical. multiple anther tips with flowers, axis stretching from the florets. Female in green produce single, have made the red berries (false berries) wrapped around seeds after the flowers fall. The whole plant is effective sweating, fever, cough, is known as a medicinal herb. Especially dried stalks of green, herbal ephedra. Similar to the stems of horsetail (tokusa, Ken grass). Crotch dicho phthamatamaow (Mao-futamata, scientific name:Ephedra distachya L.). Similar to the stems of horsetail.
common name:Ephedra distachya
scientific name:Ephedra distachya L.,
aka: ephedra Chinese ephedra
origin: China, Habitat: deserts, Living type: evergreen shrubs, stems branching many sections, height: height: 20-40 cm, monoplane, leaf color: green, leaf: degenerates, flake, phyllotaxis: vs., dioecious, flower-shaped corymbs, Spore leaf panicles (flower): pinecone-shaped, male: 2-4 tear, male Flower: yellow, female color: green, flowering: may, fruit color: Red