This plant may become a drug in the fight against cancer. According to studies that has been published in “Life Science”, Artemisinin derivatives from plants “Sweet Wormwood” or “Artemisia annua”, which literally translated from English means “sweet wormwood” while in Chinese medicine is used for thousands of years and can kill 98% of breast cancer cells for only 16 hours.
If using only the herb, it causes a 28 percent reduction in the cells of breast cancer, but in combination with iron, “Artemisia Annua” successful “erases” cancer almost entirely. In healthy cells of the breasts were not observed effects of this herb during the experiment.
This extract is used in China over thousands of years as a medicine for malaria. Malaria parasite unable to live in the presence of substances in plants, due to iron which contain this plant , while bio-engineer Henry Lai and Narendra Singh of the University of Washington were the scientists who first discovered this remedy.
The study demonstrated that cancer cells appear apoptosis or own destruction, but so far for this plant is difficult to supply the normal price, but with the growing interest in these plants, the price could be acceptable.
French drugmaker “Sanofi”, said it expects to produce over 50 tons up to 60 tons of Artemisinin each year, hoping to meet the demand on the global market