Both combination treatments are types of artemisinin, whose active ingredient derives from a plant called Artemesia annua
, also known as qinghaosu or sweet wormwood.
In contrast, artesunate, a water-soluble artemisinin derivate extracted from the plant Artemesia annua
(quinghao), is considered safe and highly efficacious (4,5).
Most researchers today phi their highest hopes in developing a malaria vaccine, but others remain botanically inclined, looking for a cure hi plants like the Chinese herb qing-hao, known in the West as Artemesia annua
, or sweet wormwood.
Researchers at the University of Washington are studying the Chinese herb called artemisinin--extracted from the plant Artemesia annua