qinghaosu


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qinghaosu

(ching-how-sū),
Chinese herbal used as an antimalarial, contains artemisinins as a major component.
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More than 20 years ago, Chinese scientists confirmed the antimalarial qualities of artemisinin, known in Chinese as qinghaosu (pronounced ching-how-soo).
However, they say this dietary therapy may prove even more effective when used in conjucntion with oxidizing drugs, such as the Chinese herbal remedy qinghaosu, now being explored as a malaria treatment by the World Health Organization.
Artemisinin (called QingHaoSu in Chinese, also short for QHS), is an antimalarial drug used as a treatment for fever and malaria from Chinese traditional medicine and used in China for many centuries (1).
Effects of qinghaosu (artemisinin) and its derivatives on experimental cutaneous leishmaniasis.