I think I have when I was in elementary. My friends mom told me she made ephedra tea and she gave me some as we used to stay up all night drinking coffee when I spent the night. As I recall it definately gives you a high. Later when my father was cooking meth he had this red stuff from breaking down the pseudophed's for the ephedrine. He said if you ate this you would get high so I did and it was similar to the tea I drank with my friends mom. I am pretty sure it is illegal though. In any case it sped up my heartbeat and made me feel real high like meth but not as strong or as pleasurable. It was rather like a lot of espresso as I recall. In any case why do you want to drink it anyway? If you have energy troubles it is likely related to lack of sleep, stress, diet or exercise. Also if you have nothing to be enthusiastic about than that will kind of kill your drive for life. By all means try it if you want, you will not likely die, just be sure to be carefull about the dosage. I have survived massive amounts of alchohol poisoning, I have out of hand taken fifteen or more pills having no idea what they were ,passed out in the grass on my walk home and woke up feeling like crap but lived. I have inhaled enough air duster and spray paint to make me literally retarded for up to an hour afterwards. I have O.D.'d on meth and oxycontin. I have O.D.'d on coricidin. I have even overdosed on herbal sleeping tinctures. I have eaten enough shrooms to where it was a mental effort to keep breathing, and I have taken enough benadryl that I literally thought I was in hell. (on the coricidin I thought I died and went to heaven, also I thought I glimpsed heaven on shrooms). Ephedra can kill you ,yeah. It is unlikely though if you are carefull about the dosage. I don't know why you want to drink it however. I was from a drug using family filled with idiots at every turn. I was a dumbass kid, but I always burned with a curiosity and everyone around me was doing something. I wish I knew what I know now, but I guess I just wanted to find stuff out myself. I have payed for that knowledge and gained nothing but dead brain cells for it. If you want to get learn than you need to work out steady over a long time. No shortcuts. I reccomend the book Eat Fat Lose Fat for diet advice. Ross's stuff will get you in shape, no doubt, but being injury prone I have had to look far and wide for tweaks and tricks to help me. Nourishing Traditions is the best book on truly healthy food I know and is written by the same authors of Eat Fat Lose Fat, the later having a fat loss program and and other very good information. I know it is hard to be patient with fat loss , but ephedra is not the way if that is what you want. You might as well just do meth for fat loss. My dad was always ripped to the bone and he didn't do shit. Now that he is in prison he is a fat ass who still probably doesn't do shit.
Little by Little , I will get it done.