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Wormwood, Artemisia annua
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone, essential oil and flavonoids.
Actions: Bitter tonic, Anti-parasitic, Febrifuge.
Indications:
Malaria and other parasitical infections.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
Fevers, purpuric rashes and nosebleed.
Immune function, jaundice, pruritis.
Herbal extract: 20-50mL per week, 140-280mL for anti-parasite effect.
Energetics: Bitter and cold.
Contraindications: Pregnancy.