sweet wormwood


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Noun1.sweet wormwood - wormwood of southeastern Europe to Iransweet wormwood - wormwood of southeastern Europe to Iran
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
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Artemisinin (also known as qinghao su) and its derivatives are a new class of antimalarials derived from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua.
Elixir For Health formula is based on 3 active components - Cloves (rich in Omega 3, Vitamin K, fibers and Vitamin C), Sweet wormwood (rich in bitter glycosides, flavonoids, vitamins (ascorbic acid and provitamin A, C, B6 and K), organic acids) and Eastern black walnut (Rich in iodine and iron).
In 1967, Tu and colleagues began combing through over 2,000 traditional Chinese herbal recipes and eventually found a compound in the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua) that showed promise against malaria caused by Plasmodium parasites.
SP was then followed by artemisinin, a drug derived by Chinese scientists from a herb called sweet wormwood.
Pamela Weathers, professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, is leading the team that will test the use of these dried leaves from the sweet wormwood plant.
Artemisinin is currently extracted from sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) at high cost.
Amyris, a California-based biotech company, has developed a way to get yeast to pump out artemisinic acid, the precursor to artemisinin, rather than extracting it from the sweet wormwood plant (Nature, doi.