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Wide Application of Artemisia Annua Extract

Artemisinin is extracted using solvent, typically hexane. Artemisia Annua (Sweet Wormwood) is a shrubby perennial native to China. This herb has been used over the centuries by Chinese medical practitioners.Artemisinin and its derivatives such as Artesunate, Artemether, Dihydroartemisinin, etc are a group of drugs that possess the most rapid action of all current drugs against falciparum malaria.To assure optimal extraction of Artemesia Annua's bioactive compounds, the plants are hand-harvested when in full flower, are carefully shade-dried & cleaned of superfluous stems, and are then thoroughly extracted.
Artemisinin has been used for more than two thousand years by Chinese herbalists to treat illnesses. China and Vietnam provide 70% and East Africa 20% of the raw plant material of artemisinin. Seedlings are grown in nurseries and then transplanted into fields. It takes about 8 months for them to reach full sizeAnd now Semi-synthetic artemisinin hits the international market and World Health Organization (WHO) accepts its legal status in anti-malarial treatment.
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