Fight sickness with Artemisia MALÖRT & GRÅBO

Artemisia annua / Malört


Artemisia (malört – svenska nedan) is one of the most wellknown herbs used in all times , all places by all people to treat everything from womens pains  to malaria.  Godess Artemis protected mothers and babies. She turned herself into a womb so the child could pass safely. The symbol of the womb is closely related to ancient symbolism for wizdom, Sophie, Su, Zu, Tooth.

It was Swedish Carl Von Linné that gave the name and he also wrote in 1755 that Artemisia Vulgaris (Gråbo) was used to treat malaria by the peasants for the fever. They made thè and mixed it with alcohol, which can be dangerous if its over 45% that releases the THIRD active compund of the herb. However it kills most bugs effectively including worms, hence the nickname wormwood. Its wize to use clove to kill the worms eggs too.

Artemisia can be found in many places and has many relatives. The reason some may have reactions to it is probably because their parasites dies and when doing so they release toxins through the skin and kidneys. Therefor it is of utmost importance to pay huge attention to urines color and volume when drinking extract. Its very easy to use, just pick the flowers and put some into water and boil it and then let soak like thè for a few minutes. You can also put some other herbs there to strenghten your organs, like (legal) hemp, thistle, stinging nettle.

As a bonus, if you have any type of cancer in your body, those cells will go through apostois by the fenton reaction. ”Artemisinin: A Cancer Smart Bomb by Len Saputo, MD”

Cancer cells and bacteria accumulate iron far more than normal cells. Artemisinin works in the presence of iron to create free radicals that kill cells that hoard iron. Leukemia cells concentrate iron 1000 times normal lymphocytes and breast cancer concentrates iron 15 times a normal breast cell. There are three forms of wormwood extract: artemisinin, artsunate, and artemether. It can be given either orally or by rectal suppository and should be pulsed with several days on and several off if taken by mouth because of intestinal tolerance. It is non-toxic and has been used on over 4000 patients without problems. Its major use is in treating falciparum malaria. 

Läkartidningen skriver; 

”Från en storskalig genomgång av olika örtbaserade dekokter framstod växten Artemisia annua (sommarmalört) som en intressant kandidat. Resultaten var dock inte entydiga, men efter att än en gång ha konsulterat månghundraåriga recept lyckades Tu utveckla en reningsmetod för att utvinna den aktiva beståndsdelen från Artemisia annua. 

Tu kunde sedan påvisa att den framrenade beståndsdelen, som kom att kallas artemisinin, var mycket effektiv när det gällde att slå ut malariaparasiten både i djur och hos människa. Artemisinin representerar en ny klass av malarialäkemedel som är unik genom att den avdödar malariaparasiten på ett tidigt stadium i dess livscykel, vilket är en förklaring till att artemisinin är den mest effektiva behandlingen för svåra former av malaria. 

Som kuriosa kan nämnas att Carl von Linné inte bara namngav (var auktor för) Artemisia annua, utan också var dess febernedsättande förmåga på spåren. I sin flora från 1755 skriver han om den svenska växten Artemisia vulgaris (gråbo), som är släkt med Artemisia annua, att den användes mot malaria, som på den tiden förekom i Sverige: »Dekokt på örten dricker lantmännen mot varannandagsfrossan.« ”

Det finns mängder av studier man kan läsa på pubmed. Tex; 

” …In African countries a tea infusion prepared from Artemisia annua has been used for the treatment of malaria only for the past 10-20 years. Several informal claims in Africa exist that the Artemisia annua tea infusions are also able to inhibit HIV. Since HIV is a relatively newly emerged disease, the claims, if substantiated, could provide a very good example of ”ethnopharmacology in overdrive”. The objective of this study was to provide quantitative scientific evidence that the Artemisia annua tea infusion exhibits anti-HIV activity through in vitro studies. A second objective was to determine if artemisinin plays a direct or indirect (synergistic) role in any observed activity. This was done by the inclusion of a chemically closely related species, Artemisia afra, known not to contain any artemisinin in our studies.

Materials and methods: Validated cellular systems were used to test Artemisia annua tea samples for anti-HIV activity. Two independent tests with different formats (an infection format and a co-cultivation format) were used. Samples were also tested for cellular toxicity against the human cells used in the assays.

Results: The Artemisia annua tea infusion was found to be highly active with IC(50) values as low as 2.0 μg/mL. Moreover we found that artemisinin was inactive at 25 μg/mL and that a chemically related species Artemisia afra (not containing artemisinin) showed a similar level of activity. This indicates that the role of artemisinin, directly or indirectly (synergism), in the observed activity is rather limited. Additionally, no cellular toxicity was seen for the tea infusion at the highest concentrations tested.

Conclusion: This study provides the first in vitro evidence of anti-HIV activity of the Artemisia annua tea infusion. We also report for the first time on the anti-HIV activity of Artemisia afra although this was not an objective of this study. These results open the way to identify new active pharmaceutical ingredients in Artemisia annua and thereby potentially reduce the cost for the production of the important antimalarial compound artemisinin. ”



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