3PHARMACEUTICALS

Thesafetyofephedracontaining

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Unformatted text preview: Hydnocarpus anthelminthica (Chaulmoogra oil) Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, is a chronic Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, is a chronic bacterial disease that primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and upper airway. The U.S. Government established the predecessor of the National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Program, the National Leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, in 1917. Ephedra refers to the Ephedra plant Ephedra sinica. E. sinica, known in Chinese as ma huang has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for 5,000 years for the treatment of asthma and hay fever, as well as Ephedrine is commonly Ephedrine used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia. Ephedra has also been used for weight loss, Ephedra has also been used for weight loss, sometimes in combination with aspirin and caffeine. The safety of ephedra­containing dietary supplements had been questioned by the medical community as a result of a high rate of serious side effects and ephedra­related deaths. The...
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