Ephedra Mahuang

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a cardiac stimulant and local mydriatic [dilates the pupil] [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Object Name
ephedra mahuang, bottle
date made
before 1964
George Washington University. School of Pharmacy
Physical Description
Ephedra (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
plastic (lid material)
overall: 15 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Crude Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)

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