Artemisia annua, a herbaceous medicinal plant is currently represented as the starting point for an unprecedented discovery in the treatment of cerebral malaria fever worldwide. Artemisinin and its derivatives are the best antimalarial therapeutics presently delivered as artemisinin combination therapy Beyond the therapeutic value as an antiparasitic agent against Plasmodium parasites, the compound artemisinin along with Artemisia leaf flavonoids has the potential of an anticancer agent. Although this bioactive unique compound artemisinin is a major component synthesized and accumulated in the herbal parts of plants, various leaf flavonoids of this plant also have a variety of specific biological activities that can synergize the effects of artemisinin against malaria and cancer.
Usage: Prepare as tea, alone or in combination with other astringent herbs.
Precautions: No known precautions. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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