Alternative Names: Sweet Wormwood, Chinese Wormwood.
Artemesia annua is found in many parts of the world. For a detailed use of several herbs in an parasite cleansing program, see the link between Parasite Infection and Black Walnut.
Wormwood has been used traditionally for treatment of fever in China for over two thousand years. It was not until the early 1970s that the potential for treating malaria was recognised and the active constituent artemesinin isolated by Chinese scientists.
Why it is Recommended
Artemesia has become a popular alternative to conventional anti-malarial treatments, being effective but without the associated side-effects of anti-malarial drugs. Travellers abroad to malaria hot spots may prefer to take Artemesia as opposed to pharmaceutical anti-malaria treatments.