Artemisia annua: a parasite and virus killer (anti-malaria, etc.)

February 14, 2019


Mainstream news media admit that immigration is causing many diseases to revive. Yet, they focus on people traveling back to their native lands to visit relatives, and then re-entering the U.S. The argument is that these people have lost their former immunity:


"Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known...Most appear to be in immigrants who have made summer or Christmas visits to their home countries without taking precautions against infection...The fact that malaria immunity wanes after a few years away from repeated exposure is well-known to malaria experts, but not common knowledge, so immigrants may not get prescriptions for anti-malaria drugs before traveling or sleep under mosquito nets in a malarial area...Case counts were greatest in East Coast cities, some of which have many immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean..."
(New York Times, April 24, 2017)


How dangerous, then, must illegal immigration be, with no way to detect what diseases or plagues are being brought into the country? Indeed, former diseases such as malaria are increasingly making a come-back:


"...mosquitoes capable of carrying malaria are common in many parts of the U.S…increases in the number of travelers coming home with the disease increases the risk of malaria re-establishing itself in the U.S. According to the study, the majority of malaria hospitalizations occurred in the eastern U.S. in states along the Atlantic seaboard. Malaria's last domestic stronghold was in the Southeast." 


And even with all the endocrine-disrupting mosquito-spraying, the insects continue to thrive in many cities (thankfully we have very few mosquitoes in the Ozarks!):

Dallas, Washington, D.C. Top List of American Cities Plagued the Most by Mosquitoes…Dallas-Fort Worth has the unfortunate distinction of sitting at #1 on Terminix's list, followed by New York City and then the aforementioned Washington, D.C. One thing the list bears out is that no part of the country is immune from the scourge of mosquitoes…”
(PJ Media, Feb. 12, 2019)

Most officials will likely opt to kill more bees and continue to harm human fertility with more mass mosquito spraying instead of dealing with the real causes. They will also wrongly blame those who are against vaccinations for the revival of these old diseases; yet there are no vaccines for diseases such as malaria!

Hospitals (for obvious reasons) are ground-zero for most of these diseases and plagues. We should try to avoid them as much as is reasonably possible. Along with this, it is wise to prepare for even worst pestilences on the horizon (Luke 21:11). We can prepare for these plagues in two ways: First, by eating foods that strengthen the immune system, and avoiding the many things that weaken it. This is simple logic, but very few people even think about eating “for strength” (Ecc. 10:17). Next, we can learn about the various, natural medicines that kill parasites, viruses, etc.


It would be hard to find better medicines (“bug killers”) than olive leaf, fig leaf, cinnamon, garlic, and the various plants in the mint family, etc. However, when it comes to malaria-parasites, one plant is regularly at the top of the list. It is called Artemisia annua (also called Chinese wormwood, sweet Annie, sweet wormwood, etc.).


This plant also grows all over the Ozarks (see it here,


It kills parasites (as in malaria) and viruses such as herpes; and many claim it is deadly against cancers. This is emergency "medicine," and not daily food, especially until more studies come to light on how it affects fertility, nutrient absorption, thyroid, male and female hormones, etc.


Pharmaceutical companies quickly made a drug (Artemisinin) out of the main component of the plant, as well as a semi-synthetic drug (Artesunate):


"The Antiviral Activities of Artemisinin and Artesunate...Our own interest in natural products from traditional Chinese medicine was triggered in the 1990s, by artemisinin-type sesquiterpene lactones from Artemisia annua L. As demonstrated in recent years, this class of compounds has activity against malaria, cancer cells, and schistosomiasis. Interestingly, the bioactivity of artemisinin and its semisynthetic derivative artesunate is even broader and includes the inhibition of certain viruses, such as human cytomegalovirus and other members of the Herpesviridae family (e.g., herpes simplex virus type 1 and Epstein-Barr virus), hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and bovine viral diarrhea virus...Artemisinin is a natural product derived from the Chinese herb Artemisia annua...Tu Youyou, a Chinese scientist from the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing, China), identified artemisinin as the active compound of A. annua in 1972...Its overwhelming antimalarial activity was demonstrated in numerous clinical studies by Chinese and Western scientists. Despite this success, the true potential of artemisinin was underestimated in the Western world for many years...A clinical safety review of 108 clinical studies that enrolled 9241 malaria patients provided ample evidence that artemisinins are safe and without serious adverse effects or significant severe toxicity, including neurotoxicity... Novel data show that other herpesviruses from all subfamilies (α, β, and γ) are also sensitive to artesunate - namely, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus 1, and human herpes virus 6A..."
(Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 47, Issue 6, 15 September 2008)


However, tea and powder (for capsules) made from the dried leaves of the plant are used with great success against malaria:


“…recent research has shown that it destroys malarial parasites, lowers fevers and checks bleeding…It is often used in the Tropics as an affordable and effective anti-malarial…The leaves are antiperiodic, antiseptic, digestive, febrifuge…An infusion of the leaves is used internally to treat fevers, colds, diarrhoea etc…The leaves are harvested in the summer, before the plant comes into flower, and are dried for later use…The plant contains artemisinin, this substance has proved to be a dramatically effective anti-malarial against multi-drug resistant Plasmodium spp…Clinical trials have shown it to be 90% effective and more successful than standard drugs…In a trial of 2000 patients, all were cured of the disease…”


In 1970, the Chinese began to re-discover this plant’s powers against malaria, etc., from an ancient Chinese medical manual:


"The administration of powdered leaves of Artemisia annua, used as preventive treatment of malaria attack, was evaluated in 25 patients, most of them children...results were obtained with a very low amount of powder (400 to 500 mg per day)... It is concluded that the Artemisia annua powder is apparently more effective than the tea preparation, but more costly and maybe not routinely available. The tea preparation, inexpensive and available everywhere, is still the best method for prevention and treatment of malaria on a large scale and should be preferred in the poorest countries...A Chinese research team had already found in 1992 that gelatine capsules of Artemisia annua extract used in pharmacological and clinical trials on mice gave a cure rate of 100% for Plasmodium berghei and Plasmodium vivax infections. In recent years other medical teams (Saint-Hillier, Klabes, Tumaini) in Tanzania, Mali, Burundi, DRCongo have been working with Artemisia annua capsules on adults and children with excellent results and no side effects. A surprising high level of transfer of artemisinin into the bloodstream from the plant material vs. the pure drug had already been noticed by Weathers et al..."
(“The Surprising Efficiency of Artemisia annua Powder Capsules.” Med Aromat Plants 2:125)


This is good to know. On the other hand, there are some important precautions to consider. Notice:

Artemisia annua as a possible contraceptive agent: a clue from mammalian rat model…The results showed that A. annua significantly reduced litter size, reproductive outcome and fertility indices compared with the control (p <  0.05). These results imply that A. annua could serve as a prospective contraceptive agent in addition to its antimalarial activity…”
(Nat Prod Res. 2014;28(24):2342-6)


Perhaps, then, there are other reasons for the widespread promotion of this potent plant around the world. Often, people in malaria-stricken countries are advised to regularly take this plant as a preventative. Is there a population-control agenda behind some of it? 


Yet, ironically, artemisia annua (or its drugs) has been found to also kill herpes viruses. And one of these herpes viruses (HHV-6A) has been found in the uterus of almost half of infertile women (and none in fertile women). The same herpes virus has been linked to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, seizures, Alzheimer’s, and more. Therefore, the knowledge of natural ways to kill herpes viruses may play a major role in the health of almost everyone - especially in this age. Some of these herpes viruses are passed to children from the mother's kisses, etc., and they are not necessarily rooted in sexual contact. 


Researchers continue to discover that parasites, viruses, etc. are the main causes of an increasing number of diseases and afflictions. It is therefore good to know as many natural ways as possible to kill these viruses, etc. And it is especially beneficial to know of the medicines that are growing wild in our own yards or fields!















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