Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -572

Accepted - Volume 307

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Jill Likkel Date/Time 2003-03-24 13:09:36
Organization Bellingham Bay Acupuncture
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Although, I agree that ephedra can be a dangerous substance if in the wrong hands and for the wrong purposes, it has been used safely by Chinese Medical Practitioners for thousands of years. Some sort of regulation is a good idea but must include the right of trained herbalists to include ephedra in herbal formulas for specific health complaints. As a trained herbalist(Nationally Certified by the NCCAOM)I know which formulas to add small amount of ephedra to and how to modify it with other herbs so it has a beneficial and not a harmful effect. Please allow those trained in the traditional use of ephedra to continue to do so. Thank You, Jill A. Likkel MAc, LAc, DiplAc, DiplCh (NCCAOM)

EC -572