The PROs and CONs of loosing weight with ephedra

Ephedra has been the center of controversy and debate recently, because of its many adverse side effects and at one time the FDA even banned the herb for a short time. The herb ephedra, also known as ma huang and often described as the miracle fat burner – contains natural alkaloids and has been used by the Chinese in herbal medicines for thousands of years. Over the years, it has been used to treat various ailments, but today it is best known an aid to helping with weight loss.