Herb of the Week: Sweet Annie
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|Tue, 09-28-2010 - 5:15pm|
This herb is used for malaria & intestinal parasites in tropical countries. The ancient Chinese used it for fever but then it fell out of favor. It was rediscovered in the 1970's in old tea recipes. It has some anti-cancer benefit & research is being developed in its use for leukemia. Traditionally it was used for hemorrhoids.
* Sweet wormwood
* Artemisia annua
Are there any side effects or interactions?
No serious adverse effects have been seen in clinical trials with artemisinin. The use of the whole herb as well as artemisinin may cause upset stomach, loose stools, abdominal pain, and occasional fever.
At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with sweet Annie.
Read more @:http://www.ivillage.com/sweet-annie/botanical-names/94464