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Ancient Chinese methods are remarkably effective for the preparation of artemisinin-rich extracts of Qing Hao with potent antimalarial activity

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Ancient Chinese herbal texts as far back as the 4th Century Zhou hou bei ji fang describe methods for the use of Qing Hao (Artemisia annua) for the treatment of intermittent fevers. Today, the A. annua constituent artemisinin is an important antimalarial drug and the herb itself is being grown and used locally for malaria treatment although this practice is controversial. Here we show that the ancient Chinese methods that involved either soaking, (followed by wringi...

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10.3390/molecules15020804

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Institution:
University of Bradford, UK
Department:
Bradford School of Pharmacy
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University of Bradford, UK
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Bradford School of Pharmacy
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Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
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Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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MDPI Publishing Publisher's website
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Molecules Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Pages:
804-812
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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1420-3049
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uuid:1710c304-91a1-49e4-a66e-e0ca9b33da5f
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ora:3528

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