The Compositae plant Artemisia annua
is a good source of biologically active compounds including sesquiterpenoids, coumarins and polyacetylenes (Tan et al.
Production of artemisinin from cell suspension culture of Artemisia annua
(known as 'quinghao' in China) is an erect aromatic annual herb of up to 2 m in height.
The Artemisia annua
plant is known to produce aromatic oil in high density in the trichomes on leaves and capitula .
Isolation of high artemisinin-yielding clones of Artemisia annua
The new molecule should ensure a short treatment period of 3 days for malaria, and the cost of the product is expected to be much less than the presently being used Artemisinin derivatives, using naturally grown artemisia annua
Wright from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK), is dedicated to Artemisia, a plant genus which has received great attention since the discovery of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin from Artemisia annua
Artemisinin (also known as qinghao su) and its derivatives are a new class of antimalarials derived from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua
aegypti, such as the essential oil of Tagetes minuta L (Lima, Chiaravalloti Neto, Macoris, Zuccari & Dibo, 2009) and the crude extract of Artemisia annua
In-Vitro Assessment of the acaricidal properties of Artemisia annua
and Zataria multiflora essential oils to control cattle ticks.
TABLE 1: Plant-derived natural products approved for therapeutic use Trade name/Year Generic name Plant species of introduction Indication Artemisinin Artemisia annua
Artemisinin-1987 Malaria treatment Capsaicin Capsicum annuum Qutenza-2010 Postherpetic neuralgia Galantamine Galanthus Razadyne-2001 Dementia caucasicus associated with ALZ Ingenol Euphorbia peplus Picato-2012 Actinic mebutate keratosis Paclitaxel Taxus brevifolia Taxol-1993 Cancer Abraxane-2005 chemotherapy Nanoxel-2007 Masoprocol Larrea tridentata Actinex-1992 Cancer chemotherapy Source: Atanasov et al.
In the article titled "Type 2C Phosphatase 1 of Artemisia annua
In addition to their antimalarial activity, artemisinin from Artemisia annua
Youyou Tu, de la Academia China de Medicina Tradicional, reviso dos mil recetas antiguas de la medicina china, analizo la eficacia de 380 extractos de plantas y finalmente encontro que la artemisinina, extraida de la Artemisia annua
, ajenjo chino o dulce, es eficaz contra el Plasmodium falciparum, causante del paludismo.
Agricultural Research Service scientists and their colleagues have found that global increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide have affected the plant Artemisia annua
, a common roadside weed in the United States and the source of artemesinin, a compound that is used in drugs to treat malaria throughout the world.