Ephedra is a plant that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
There are about 50 different strains of the plant and it has been used for inflammatory diseases and elimination of bacteria. The main indications are asthma, bronchitis, cough and cold. Some have used it for weight loss. The studies have been done in a wide variety of countries, Japan, Egypt, USA, and more.
In a study done on one of the strains taken from Tunis, it was found to be effective in eliminating Candida albankis. A study at A. Zohar University in Egypt and Iran found it to be effective against E. coli bacteria. Or infection following an insect bite.
The plant has been used to treat cancer. It grows in the Mediterranean region and is very common in Lebanon.
Found at the point of debate, is it really effective in fighting cancer cells?
The FDA and most countries in the world ban the sale of ephedra, due to the high level of risk even in low doses.
The dangers of ephedra are: increased blood pressure, myocardial infarction, fear of stroke, damage to the gastric mucosa,
Psychotic attack and even immediate death. The danger of using other drugs is greater.
I recommend reading the attached studies before deciding on the use of ephedra.

                      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32428657/

https://www.readcube.com/articles/10.5897%2Fjmpr2017.6471

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/ephedra

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.162.1.189