noun. jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds.
- Ephedra sinica
- joint fir
- genus Ephedra
- ἐφέδρα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with ephedra
1. Noun, singular or mass
The leaves of the ephedra are tiny scales that allow no water to escape.
According to Love To Know, Hydroxycut users have reported heart complications from using this supplement, but it is unclear if it was because of ephedra 1.
This includes products with ma huang and other herbs with plant derived ephedra.
4. Verb, base form
Bitter orange, for example, is marketed as a safer alternative to ephedra**, a supplement that was banned for causing several deaths and other dangerous side effects.