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Artemisia annua / QING HAO / Sweet Annie Leaf Cut
Botanical Name – Artemisia annua
Chinese Name – QING HAO
English Name – Sweet Annie Leaf
Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, sweet annie, sweet sagewort, annual mugwort or annual wormwood, is a common type of wormwood native to temperate Asia, but naturalised in many countries including scattered parts of North America.
Artemisia annua belongs to the plant family of Asteraceae and is an annual short-day plant. The plant itself is hairless and naturally grows from 30 to 100 cm tall, although in cultivation it is possible for plants to reach a height of 200 cm.
The intensive aromatic scent of the leaves is characteristic.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anthelmintic – Artemisia Annua benefits have also been shown to have anthelmntic (expels worms and parasite) properties and is used in particular for threadworm and ringworm conditions.
Antibacterial – The anti-bacterial benefits of this Herb are used to treat parasitic conditions such as scabies.
Antioxidant – The constituent element thujone present in Sweet Annie is being studied as an antioxidant. The Artemisinin extract from the herb also has restorative properties for febrile conditions and is used to boost immune system support.
Febrifuge – It is traditionally used to treat fevers, including those associated with Malaria.
Hepatic – It is used as a liver tonic as well with improved bile secretion. It is often used in jaundice and hepatitis treatment.
Reproductive system disorders – The herbdecreases the bleeding in a prolonged menstrual cycle, helps increase fertility in the womb, and soothes menstrual pain.
Topical Uses – It is also used to treat purpuric rashes caused by bleeding underneath the skin from vasculitis, (inflammation of the blood vessels), scurvy or injury frailness of older skin as well as psoriasis. It is also used to treat epistaxis (nosebleed) from blood heat conditions.
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