sweet wormwood


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sweet wormwood

sweet wormwood

(not the same as common wormwood) Strong anti-viral, highly effective against malaria. Sweet-smelling, sharp, fern-like leaves. Tiny yellow-green flower clusters. Leaf tea used for malaria, dysentery, diarrhea, flu, colds. Seeds used for flatulence (gas), indigestion, night sweats
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Farmers who sell sweet wormwood to manufacturers will be encouraged to switch to food crops, he says.
One is the impressive productivity of Chinese scientists in the People's Republic in exploiting the potential of Artemisia annua, the plant also known as sweet wormwood or qing hao, from which artemisinin and related drugs are derived.
Artemisinin, a compound based on qinghaosu, or sweet wormwood, was first isolated in 1965 by Chinese military researchers.
Artemisinin, which the sweet wormwood plant produces in its leaves, is an ancient malaria remedy.
Only artemisinin, derived from the sweet wormwood plant, Artemisia annua, remains as an effective treatment, but it is expensive to produce and is frequently in short supply.
The natural compound artemisin comes from the sweet wormwood plant and can fight drug-resistant malaria, but due to its small quantities and high price, millions of people cannot get access to this remedy.