sweet wormwood


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Synonyms for sweet wormwood

wormwood of southeastern Europe to Iran

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Artemisinin is currently extracted from sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) at high cost.
Amyris, a California-based biotech company, has developed a way to get yeast to pump out artemisinic acid, the precursor to artemisinin, rather than extracting it from the sweet wormwood plant (Nature, doi.org/k72).
Artemisinin from either sweet wormwood or the engineered yeast is then turned into the active antimalarial drug artesunate, and typically mixed with another antimalarial drug in what is called arteminsinin combination therapy, or ACT.
Artemisinin comes from the sweet wormwood herb, but there are a variety of different methods being used to transform it into an effective drug.
Artemisinin (ART) is a natural product isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood. It has been widely used as an antimalarial compound.
Among the perspectives covered are from breathing bad air to biting beasts, anti-microbials to anti-malarials, quinine to mefloquine, qinghausu as the sweet wormwood of success, possible control by blocking transmission, and the dream of eradication.
Both combination treatments are types of artemisinin, whose active ingredient derives from a plant called Artemesia annua, also known as qinghaosu or sweet wormwood. Its success against malarial parasites was first found centuries ago in ancient China but was rediscovered by Chinese medical researchers in the early 1970s.
The drug, produced from the sweet wormwood tree, had been used in Chinese traditional medicine for centuries and was reportedly given by China to Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, when its use as a malaria treatment was rediscovered.
Artemisinin is extracted from the dry leaves which come from the Chinese herb known as Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood).
Artesunate is in the class of medications known as artemisinins, which are derivatives from "quing hao," or sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua).