Artemis: The Greek goddess of wild animals, the hunt, chastity, and childbirth
anamed: Action for Natural Medicine
340 BC China, “Handbook of emergency prescriptions” (Ge Hong). A cold water extract is used to treat fever.
168 BC China: Han Dynasty: “52 prescriptions”: Artemisia annua is used to treat haemorrhoids.
1596 AD China: Li Shi-Zen Pharmacopoea: Artemisia annua is used to treat fever and malaria.
1967 500 Chinese scientists are mandated by Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong to find, “urgently, a quick working medicine to treat malaria that has no side-effects and which there is no resistance”.
1968 In the Academy for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Prof. To Youyou discovers Artemisia annua, a plant used to treat haemorrhoids.
|Developments re artemisia whole extract||Developments re artemisinin|
China: New edition of the Chinese Pharmacopoea: Artemisia annua is used to treat malaria and fever. The dosage is 5 to 9 grams of dried herb per day.1992
The Walter Reed Institute of the US Army declares that artemisia tea is not effective. It has been shown, however, that they tested Artemisia ABSINTHIA instead of Artemisia ANNUA!
China: Artemisinin is isolated from Artemisia annua.1972
China: Evidence of anti-malarial activity of artemisinin in animals.
After almost 20 years!
WE WAIT for further reactions from the WHO, who still contend that artemisia should not be used as tea.