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Wormwood - Artemisia Annua- Herbal Extract - 50 ml

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Wormwood - Artemisia Annua- Herbal Extract - 50 ml

Sweet annie - Annual Wormwood  


    Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, is a plant with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Here's what it's primarily been used for:


    • Malaria: Artemisinin, a potent compound extracted from Artemisia annua, is a key component in the most effective antimalarial treatments available. Traditionally, the plant was used as a tea or pressed for its juice to combat malaria.

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    • Fever: Its antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties made it a traditional remedy for various types of fevers.
    • Inflammation: The plant was used to address inflammatory conditions.

    Other Traditional Uses:

    • Headaches
    • Bleeding
    • Jaundice
    • Bacterial dysentery
    • Tuberculosis

    Important Notes:


    • Modern Medicine: The discovery of artemisinin revolutionized malaria treatment. While traditional use focused on the whole plant, modern treatments rely on the isolated, active compound.
    • Research: Ongoing research explores the potential of Artemisia annua and its derivatives for other conditions, including cancer.


    As always, consult a healthcare provider before using Artemisia annua for medicinal purposes.


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    Artemisia annuaArtemisia annua


    Plant Name

    Chinese wormwood, Quinghao , Chinese mugwort

    International Latin denomination

    Artemisia annua L.

    Botanical family


    Description and habitat

    • Fragrant annual herbaceous plant, with palmate leaves covered with fine bristles, small globular flower heads measuring 2 to 3 mm with a whitish involucre
    • The fruits are small achenes (12,000 seeds per gram)
    • Native to Asia, present in Mediterranean regions

    History and tradition

    • Traditional Chinese medicine used it to treat fevers and malaria
    • Chinese researcher Youyou Tu, research director at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015 for her work on artemisinin in malaria, since the 1960s [1] , [2] , [3] , [4] , [5] , [6]

    Parts used

    • Leaves

    Dosage forms available

    Usual dosages

    • Dosage of three to ten grams of dry plant in the form of decoction, fresh juice or even fresh plants, according to the Jardins du Monde association
      • Other sources advise the dosage of five to ten grams per day


    Main components of the plant

    Main components of buds or young shoots

    Main components of essential oil


    Properties of the plant

    Properties of the bud

    Properties of essential oil

    • Antibacterial (Gram-positive germs) and antifungal [30] , [31]


    Indications for the whole plant (phytotherapy)

    • Malaria: artemisinin derivatives such as arteether , artemether
    • Used in China and India, could be used as first-line treatment in malarious countries [32]
      • The powder at a dose of 1 g/day seems likely to cure malaria resistant to combined therapies and artesunate [33].
      • A randomized, double-blind clinical study on 957 patients suffering from malaria in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) shows that under Artemisia annua or Artemisia afra , the cure rate is higher than that obtained with an artesunate-amodiaquine combination [34] , although that Artemisia afra does not contain artemisinin
    • Schistosomiasis (with Artemisia afra ) [35]

    Bud indications (gemmotherapy)

    Specific indications for essential oil (aromatherapy)

    Known or suspected mode of action

    Usual formulations

    • Use as an antimalarial Aassociation Artemisia annua, a plant against malaria  :
      • Artemisia annua has proven to be effective as a curative and not preventive measure against serious forms of malaria (in particular against Plasmodium falciparum which has become resistant to conventional drugs in many places). It is therefore a simple alternative within the reach of populations subject to this scourge.
      • Good results are obtained with cures in the form of herbal teas:
        • When to use it?
          • At the time of fever
        • How to use it ?
          • As a herbal tea: Boil 1 liter of water then add 10 g of dried leaves, drink during the day. It is recommended to drink 1 liter of this herbal tea per day for 5 days.
          • In capsules: The administration of Artemisia annua powder in capsules is significantly simpler and apparently more effective than administration in herbal tea. However, administration in capsules comes up against their manufacturing and distribution costs and in our eyes it remains imperfectly adapted for the large-scale use of Artemisia annua. The promotion of local production of Artemisia annua and its use in herbal tea therefore remains for us currently the best method of prevention and treatment of malaria and to be disseminated in the poorest countries.


    • The WHO has issued a statement of principles in which it does not justify the promotion of Artemisia plant materials or their use in any form for the prevention or treatment of malaria [36].

    Possible side effects and precautions for use

    • Little toxicity of artemisinin and its derivatives, which manifests itself in humans at very high doses: neurotoxicity and reproductive toxicity (which depend on the nature of the compound, the route of administration and the formulation )
    • An isolated case of liver toxicity [37]

    Bibliographic references

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    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


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