The leaves of artemisia has been made into a medicinal tea for thousands of years by Chinese, and it’s very beneficial for overall wellness:
- It aids digestion, relieves heartburn and bloating;
- It soothes irritated skin thanks to the high levels of antioxidants it contains;
- It detoxify the body by removing the unwanted toxins;
- It relieves anxiety and tension and makes you feel relaxed;
- It also treats bladder and parasitic infections.
And now, the evidence confirms it can heal cancer too!
Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have used artemisia extracts successfully to target breast cancer cells.
A study found that individuals have experienced as great as a 28% tumor shrinkage within 16 hours of treatment with artemisinin alone. And if used in combination with iron, the effects can be even better.
The September 2010 issue of Phytomedicine reported that compounds derived from artemesia root sped up liver cancer apoptosis. The compound was also found to be toxic to ovarian and cervical cancers.
And a case study reported that a man with cancer of the larynx was successfully treated with artesunate, another extract of artemisia. After just two months of receiving artesunate injections and tablets, the man’s tumor shrank by about 70 percent! (S)
How it can kill 98% of cancer cells within 16 hours. (S)
Other Important Benefits Artemisinin Offers
Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular herb in alternate treatments for arthritis and other pains throughout the body.
2. Mental Health
Artemisinin contains special compounds that relax your muscles and nerves, makes it a good tool to treat anxiety, stress and promote a good sleep.
3. Malaria Treatment
Prescription drugs derived from artemisinin are able to treat malaria and till now no major side effects have been found.
4. External Uses
Artemisinin can also be used externally for wounds, insect bites and other skin problems.
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