Ma Huang for Weight Loss
The Chinese herb ma huang may be effective for weight loss in the short term; however, its use is banned in the United States. Also known as ephedra, this product has several safety concerns associated with it and potentially dangerous side effects. This isn't surprising, given the fact that ma huang is chemically similar to amphetamines.
(Click What Is Ma Huang Used For? to learn more about this weight loss product, how it works, and why it is considered so dangerous.)