Sweet wormwood

(Artemisia annua)

Other names: Absinthe du Désert, AHAE, AHE, Armoise Herbe Blanche, Artemisia, Common Wormwood, Common Wood Worm, Desert Wormwood, Herba Alba, Shih, Thym des Steppes, Zomeralsem, Zoete Alsem, Ajenjo Dulce, Einjähriger Beifuß, Gae Ttong Ssuk, Kuso-ninjin, Mirisni Pelin

Sweet wormwood is native to Asia. It is traditionally used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of malaria and hemorrhoids by the name qinghao. The plant is rich in secondary metabolites such as monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and phenolic compounds. One of its compounds is sesquiterpene lactone artemisinin, whose derivates are used in drugs for the treatment of malaria.

Sweet wormwood may be beneficial in the treatment of malaria and other parasite-caused diseases, influenza-like viral diseases, hepatitis A, herpes, and HIV. It also may be beneficial for lowering blood sugar levels, in the treatment of wounds, against fungi and bacteria, as an anti-cancer treatment, in chemotherapy, for osteoarthritis, leukemia, autoimmune diseases, hemorrhoids, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, and joint pain.

Compliance: novel food not registered, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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