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Scientists Isolate Ephedrine

Believe it or not, we are coming up on the 100-year anniversary of Chinese herbal medicine being practiced in the United States. Do you know that it was medical doctors who were the first one’s (outside of small pockets of closed Chinese communities) to incorporate Chinese herbs (Ma Huang) into their clinical practices? The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly trademarked the Chinese herb Ma Huang as a medication known as Ephedrol (Serial No. 251,192 published on September 29th, 1927). Click here or on the photo below to see Ma Huang being used in the early 20th- century.



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