1397Re: [pfaf] Artemisia plant to cure malaria
- Sep 13, 2006On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:12:14 -0000, you wrote:
>I am going to volunteer on a project in Zambia, where malaria is rife.Artemisia is a generic name, not a specific name. There are various
>I have read that the artemisia plant is extremely successful at keeping
>malaria at bay. I am therefore trying to locate seeds for Artemisia, so
>that I can plant them in the permaculture project in Zambia, and help
>reduce the incidents of this disease.
>I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help.
species of Artemisia.
I think the one you want is _Artemisia annua_. It is sometimes called
'Sweet Annie' or 'Quing-Hao'.
The reason I believe this is the species is that 'The Green Pharmacy Herbal
Handbook' by James Duke lists this plant as a malaria preventive and good
for treating malaria.
Here is one source for seeds:
Maybe you can find more sources by searching 'Artemisia annua'.
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