The main ingredient was ephedra, which was shortly after taken off the market for causing heart attacks.
Scarcely any change in vegetation occurs: an ephedra, very common up the kotul and abundantly in fruit.
With small and abundantly-produced flowers, this resembles ephedra, hence its name.
genus of low, branchy desert shrubs, 1914, from Modern Latin (1737) from Greek ephedra, a name given by Pliny to the horsetail, literally "sitting upon," from fem. of ephedros, from epi "on" (see epi-) + hedra "seat, base, chair, face of a geometric solid" (see sedentary). The reason for the name is not known.