Sweet Annie also know as Chinese Wormwood (Artemisia annua) has cooling and bitter qualities. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine (TCM) for well over 2000 years to treat fevers, parasitic infections, viral infections, along with digestive complaints. The active constituent artemisinin has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Malaria. Chinese scientist Tu Youyou winner of the 2015 Nobel prize in Physiology was one of the first to demonstrate how this plant could fight malaria. There also have been studies on the effectiveness against a wide varieties of cancers, notably leukemia and colon cancer. Intermediate activity was shown against melanoma, breast, ovarian, prostate, CNS and renal cancer (Hoffmann, 2003, p. 459). One of the highest plants in Anti-oxidants, especially flavonoids makes this a well researched plant with many medicinal benefits yet to be seen.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, lactation, seizures
Ojas Naturals Honey Extracts are created using a proprietary process developed from traditional Ayurvedic methods. The honey used in the extraction process works to extract different constituents of the plants, providing a more complete extraction while also adding a pleasant, sweet flavor and, according to the Ayurvedic tradition, honey acts as a carrier during the digestive process, carrying and assimilating the herbs deeper into tissues.
Ingredients: Sweet Annie^ (Artemisia annua) dried leaf, Raw wildflower honey, Sugarcane alcohol*, and filtered Oregon water.
*Certified Organic Ingredient, ^Grown without chemicals with organic practices
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