| Zhong Ma Huang |
| Ephedra intermedia|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
| (Chinese ephedra)
Properties and uses are similar to those of E. sinica but contains the additional anti-inflammatory compound, ephedroxane. Saponin content is somewhat lower than E. equisetina. Native of dry grasslands of Central Asia, Tibet, China and Mongolia. Prefers dry, well-drained sandy loam. Ht. 75cm/30in.