A bitter extractive that does not belong to the class of glycosides, alkaloids, or any of the known proximate principles of plants.
[L. amarus, bitter, + G. eidos, like]
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(28), (29) Its primary actions are noted to include cholagogue (inducing bile flow), digestive, appetite stimulating and wound healing, of which all are attributed to its essential oils and amaroids. (30) Following ingestion, the artemisinins are rapidly absorbed and subsequently penetrate the blood-brain barrier, and as in the case of malaria, accumulate into parasite infected erythrocytes.
The amaroids and essential oil are astringent and aromatic [6].