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Ephedra

Formal name: 
ephedra sinica
Other names: 
Ma huang
Chinese ephedra
Chinese jointfir
A broom-like shrub in the Ephedra family, related to the conifers, ephedra grows in arid places but is also widely cultivated for its content of the stimulant alkaloid, ephedrine.
Medicinal data
Part used: 
stems
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily
2-3 tablets 2-3 x daily as directed
CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, nervous, respiratory
Herb actionbronchodilator, vasodilator
Herb categoryheroic, specific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationdecoction, extract, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, mild

Olive

Formal name: 
Olea europaea
Other names: 
Olivier
Itm
Mitan

A small-leaved evergreen tree with silver-gray and green foliage. The fruits are purple.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
fruit oil, leaf
Constituents: 
bioflavonoids in leaves
Dosage: 
1-2 tbl
1-2 droppersful 2x daily
1-2 capsules or tables 2x daily
Health benefits: 

used externally for cradle cap and both internally and in enema form for impacted colon; leaves used in tincture for mild hypertension and general cardiovascular tonic; leaf extracts effective antiviral and may be useful for herpes.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, digestive, immune
DeityApollo, Athena, Irene, Minerva, Ra
GenderMasculine
Herb actionlaxative, tonic
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationextract, oiil, tincture
Herbal tastebland
Magical powersfertility, healing, luck, peace, potency, protection
Path2, 4, 28
PlanetSun