• Scientists study the ability of sweet wormwood in fighting breast cancer

    Paramananda Barman Bhubaneswar Mar 15, (Research Matters): 1 of 1 Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the world. As per an estimate by the World Health Organisation, 570,000 women died from breast cancer in 2015 alone. Although genetic factors and the female sex hormone oestrogen play a role in the occurrence of breast cancer, several other factors like increased iron content in the body might also enhance the risk. Now, a new study by researchers from the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, have explored how a chemical present in the medicinal herb sweet wormwood can kill breast cancer. In a healthy body, iron plays a vital…

  • Artemisia annua: an old treatment for malaria— a new treatment for cancer

    DNC News   The seed catalog season has arrived. I’ve already circled a new plant to grow this spring. It’s called Sweet Annie or Artemisia annua. This Artemisia is a member of the wormwood family and like many of the wormwoods has interesting medicinal properties.   Sweet Annie is a popular ornamental and often used in flower arrangements and floral wreaths. As a result the seeds are relatively easy to find in catalogs. The Chinese call the plant Qinghao and have long used it for a multitude of medicinal uses. The earliest records date back to 168 BC when it was suggested for hemorrhoids. For the last two millennia it has had…

  • Artemisia Herb Inhibits Growth of Multiple Cancers

     Case Adams, Naturopath Artemisia proves to inhibit cancer growth. A flurry of research from around the world over the past few years has confirmed that the ancient herbal remedy Artemisia (also called Wormwood) blocks the development of several types of cancer. These include colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and others. We have discussed Artemisia herb’s ability to inhibit dengue fever. We’ve also discussed how the Artemisia is now used in malaria medicines. Other research has found that Artemisia species are antibiotic and anti-parasitic, as well as antiviral and antifungal. Now we find this medicinal super herb has been proven out for another medicinal purpose:…

  • Artemisia Annua for Cancer Treatment Research

    Research into Artemisia Annua for cancer treatment has shown some promising results. Extracts from this herb have been found to target cancer cells and cause apoptosis (cell death), without harming healthy cells unaffected by the cancer. This supplement may further reduce blood flow to cancerous tumors and acts as an anti-oxidant. However, it should be noted that to date, there is no scientific evidence in regard to human use that definitively determines that Artemisia annua prevents cancer or can cure it. Artemisia Annua is known mostly as Sweet Wormwood, Sweet Sagewort, Sweet Annie, as well as Annual Mugwort. In China, the herb is known as qing hao (pronounced ching-how). This form of…

  • 3 Pioneers Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Drugs

    By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor | October 5, 2015 08:22am ET A red blood cell is infected with malaria parasites in the genus Plasmodium. Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock.com The 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of scientists for discoveries that led to new treatments for some of the most devastating parasitic diseases, the Nobel Foundation announced this morning (Oct. 5). Half of the Nobel Prize was awarded jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for discovering a new treatment for infections caused by roundworm parasites. The other half went to Youyou Tu for discovering a drug to fight malaria, the mosquito-transmitted disease that takes…

  • Studies Show Artemisia annua (Plant) Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in 16 Hours.

    MARCH 10, 2014 According to a series of studies published in “Life Science”, artemisinin, a “Sweet wormwood” or “Artemisia Annua” derivative, was used in Chinese medicine and it can kill 98% of lung cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The herb used by itself reduces lung cancer cells up to 28%, but in combination with iron, “Artemisia Annua” successfully and completely “erases” cancer, and in the experiment this herb had no impact on healthy lung cells. Artemisinin in past was used as a powerful antimalarial remedy, but now it is proven that this cure is also effective in the fight against cancer. When scientists added iron while conducting the study,…

  • Artemisinins: their growing importance in medicine

    Sanjeev Krishna,1 Leyla Bustamante,1 Richard K. Haynes,2 and Henry M. Staines1 This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract Artemisinins are derived from extracts of sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) and are well established for the treatment of malaria, including highly drug-resistant strains. Their efficacy also extends to phylogenetically unrelated parasitic infections such as schistosomiasis. More recently, they have also shown potent and broad anticancer properties in cell lines and animal models. In this review, we discuss recent advances in defining the role of artemisinins in medicine, with particular focus on their controversial mechanisms of action. This safe and cheap drug class that saves lives at risk from malaria can also have…

  • Can Artemisinin Treat Cancer?

      What is artemisinin? Artemisinin is a drug derived from the Asian plant Artemisia annua. This aromatic plant has fern-like leaves and yellow flowers. For more than 2,000 years, it has been used to treat fevers. It’s also an effective treatment for malaria. Other potential uses include as a treatment for inflammation or bacterial infections or headaches, though there is no scientific data to support this. Artemisia annua is known by several other names: qinghaosu qing hao sweet wormwood sweet Annie sweet sagewort annual wormwood Recently, researchers have studied the effect artemisinin has on cancer cells. However, human clinical trials and research are limited. Artemisinin and cancer Researchers think artemisinin could be an alternative to more…

  • Artemisinin: Антималарийно лекарство, който може да се бори с рака

    Artemisinin е лекарствена билка, която се използва широко за лечение на малария. Последните проучвания показват, че тази “чудова билка” има противоракови ефекти и може също да стимулира имунната система! Ако ви харесва четене съдържание като това не забравяйте да проверите нашите ebook SelfHacked тайни, за да откриете най-мощните biohacks и вещества, които сме открили. Кликнете тук, за да изтеглите безплатно първата глава. Въведение Artemisinin (ART) е растително производно съединение, изолирано от Artemisia annua,  сладък пелин, билка използвана в китайската билкова медицина. Това съединение (заедно с производните му лекарства), е препоръчано от Световната здравна организация при лечението на малария, причинена от Plasmodium фалципарум ( R ).  Лекарството е било толкова ефективно при лечението на болестта, че откриващият Youyou Tu е получил Нобеловата награда за физиология…

  • Artemisinin и неговите синтетични производни като възможна терапия за рак

    Med Sci (Базел) . 2018 март; 6 (1): 19. Публикувано онлайн 2018 Feb 27. doi:  10.3390 / medsci6010019 PMCID: PMC5872176 PMID: 29495461 1. Въведение Artemisinin е съединение, произведено от китайското растение Artemisia annua , известно още като Цинхао или сладък пелин. Растението е описано преди повече от две хиляди години в китайската медицина поради възможността за намаляване на температурата. През 70-те години на 20-ти век д-р Youyou Tu започва да изследва антипадуктичните ефекти на това съединение [ 1 , 2 ]. През 1986 г. са синтезирани производни на артемизинин, артестенат, артеинер и артеметер, което показва по-добра орална бионаличност и по-малко нежелани ефекти. Досега са синтезирани много други производни, включително SM735, SM905, SM933, SM934 и SM1044. Тези нови лекарства показват по-висока активност от своите предшественици [ 3]. Тези лекарства се оказаха…