- What other names is Mormon Tea known by?
- What is Mormon Tea?
- How does Mormon Tea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Mormon Tea.
Be careful not to confuse Mormon tea (Ephedra nevadensis) with ephedra (Ephedra sinica and other ephedra species). Unlike these other plants, Mormon tea does not contain ephedrine, an unsafe stimulant.
As a medicine, people take Mormon tea for sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea. It is also used for colds, kidney disorders, and as a "spring" tonic.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Kidney problems.
- Sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
- Other conditions.
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