Origin of ephedra
Examples from the Web for ephedra
The main ingredient was ephedra, which was shortly after taken off the market for causing heart attacks.
With small and abundantly-produced flowers, this resembles Ephedra, hence its name.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs|A. D. Webster
Scarcely any change in vegetation occurs: an Ephedra, very common up the kotul and abundantly in fruit.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
Word Origin for ephedra
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.