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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ArtemiFlow, a Potsdam, Germany-based pharmaceutical company, is planning to industrialize the farming of a temperate Asian medicinal plant known as sweet wormwood. The plant contains the chemical Artemisinin, a drug used to treat malaria that may also treat certain types of cancer.
Her breakthrough was using cold water, instead of hot, to prepare an extract of qinghao, or sweet wormwood. After successful animal tests, Tu volunteered to be the first human subject.
Presently, Artemisinin is extracted from the sweet wormwood plant, which takes around eight-months to mature and yields about 15 grams of artemisinin for every kilogram of plant.
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.
After many attempts, she and her team managed to extract a compound called Artemisinin from a plant Artemisia annua (commonly known as sweet wormwood).
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.