Ephedra sinica - Ma Huang seeds
Plants of the Ephedra genus, including E. sinica and others, have traditionally been used by indigenous people for a variety of medicinal purposes, including treatment of asthma, hay fever, and the common cold.
Ephedra usually refers to the plant Ephedra sinica, known in Chinese as ma huang, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for 5,000 years
Growing from seeds:
best is to use cactii soil. Ephedra needs light to germinate. Sprinkle seeds on surface of your soil and gently press them onto it. Do not cover them!
keep moist, but not to much, and at a bright and warm place. Moisture and temperature could be best obtained by covering the pot with kitchen foil but ventilate them every day, stagnant moisture often causes problems. Germination usually starts after 3-6 weeks depending on temperature