- Natural malaria relief
- Kills cancer cells
- Gets rid of parasites
- Treats Crohn’s disease
- Treats antimicrobial diseases
- Treats SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
- Treats Candida Overgrowth
1. Beats Malaria
Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes and invades human red blood cells.
Artemisinin is an extract isolated from the plant Artemisia annua or sweet wormwood. Artemisinin is a herbal drug that’s the most powerful antimalarial on the market.
It’s known for quickly reducing the number of parasites in the blood of patients with malaria. The World Health Organization recommends artemisinin-based combination therapies as first-line treatment for uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria.
2. Kills Cancer Cells
According to recent studies, artemisinin can kill iron-enriched breast cancer cells similar to the way it kills malaria-causing parasites, making it a potential natural cancer treatment option for women with breast cancer.
Cancer cells can also be rich in iron since they commonly soak it up to facilitate cell division. Researchers in a 2012 study tested samples of breast cancer cells and normal breast cells that had first been treated to maximize their iron content.
The cells were then treated with a water-soluble form of artemisinin, an extract of wormwood.
3. Gets Rid of Parasites
Wormwood is used to eliminate intestinal worms, especially pinworms and roundworms. Pinworms are the most common worm infection in the U.S. with pinworm eggs spread directly from person to person. Roundworms, or nematodes, are parasites that also infect human intestines.
Pinworms can cause extreme itching in the anal region while roundworms can cause cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea, blood in the stool, weight loss, and presence of the worm in vomit or stool.
4. Treats Crohn’s Disease
In Germany, a double-blind study examined the effectiveness of a herbal blend containing wormwood at a dose of 500 milligrams three times per day versus placebo over 10 weeks in 40 patients suffering from Crohn’s disease who were already on a steady daily dose of steroids.
This initial stable dose of steroids was maintained until week 2 after that a defined tapering schedule was started so that by the beginning of week 10 all the patients were steroid-free.
5. Contains Antimicrobial and Antifungal Abilities
In vitro studies have shown that the essential oils of wormwood have antimicrobial activity.
Research published in theJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that wormwood oil showed a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against several bacterial strains, including E. coli and salmonella. (8)
6. Treats SIBO
Many people turn to natural and alternative treatments when it comes to problems with their gastrointestinal health, and for good reason.
Studies show that herbal remedies like wormwood are as good or even better at fighting small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO symptoms.