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Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets

...added to wine," McGovern said. "The earliest previous evidence we had was an alcoholic beverage from China from around 1200 B.C. That one had possibly wormwood or chrysanthemum in it, or a tree resin." There is no solid proof that the herbs were added for medicinal purposes, but the evidence points in that...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

...aining the benefits of the IPT strategy. Sweet wormwood as a herbal remedy For many centuries, Chinese herbalists used the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua) as a kind of all-round won...a where malaria strikes most frequently, the sweet wormwood plant will grow virtually anywhere and is common t...

WRAIR investigators pioneering work on an exciting new class of antimalarial compounds

...t of the herbal arsenal utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a treatment for malarial like conditions. Artemisinins are derived from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua which not only grows in China but also just down the road from WRAIR along the Potomac River. Revival of the use of artemisinin...

Stay Healthy with Herbal Tea

...ns a range of chemical ingredients the strongest of which determines the tea's main effect. The bitter components of the herbs centaury, absinth wormwood or gentian improve the stomach's function and increase appetite as well as the feeling of being full. The large-leafed linden induces sweating w...

Artemisinin May Prevent Breast Cancer

... A derivative called artemisinin which comes from the sweet wormwood plant may help to prevent breast cancer from setting in, according to researchers of the University of Washington.// Artemisinin has been used to comb...

New Strategies For Effective Treatment Of Malaria

...und was Artesunate, which is more effective than quinine; the new compound was derived from the ancient Chinese herb, Sweet Wormwood. This herb, Sweet wormwood is being used in China from ancient time for the treatment of various diseases. In a trial of about 1,500 people in Asia, with the most deadly form of...

A Chinese herb kills cancer cells

... Chinese origin which is basically used to treat malaria, kills cancer cells too using a similar mechanism. The drug artemisinin is extracted from the wormwood plant. Knowing that artemisinin works by interacting with high iron levels in malaria parasites, researcher Henryi of the University of Texas wondered...
Wormwood in Biological News

Synthetic biology can help extend anti-malaria drug effectiveness

...acting the drug from Artemsisia annua , the sweet wormwood tree, making microbial-based artemisinin a much ch...lood cell. The cost of extracting artemisinin from wormwood trees, which only produce the drug under a narrow ... transplanting genes from yeast and from the sweet wormwood tree into E. coli bacteria and then bypassing the ...
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