qinghao

qinghao

An old Chinese remedy that has finally been accepted by Western medicine. Extracts of the sweet wormwood Artemisia annua are effective against the most dangerous malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum in pateines who have become resistant to chloroquine. Artemisinins act on the malarial parasite by blocking one of the enzymes necessary for pumping the correct quantity of calcium into its cell membrane.
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Artemisinin (also known as qinghao su) and its derivatives are a new class of antimalarials derived from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua.
In the world's largest international clinical trial, for instance, scientists concluded that Artesunate, a derivative of the Chinese herb qinghao, should replace quinine as a treatment for severe malaria in both adults and children worldwide.
Han Qinghao, General Manager, China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Corp.
Rent for apartments owned by individuals has at this point already gone up by about 50 percent, in some cases double the usual price,'' said Li Qinghao, a salesman at Beijing-based Ruoye real estate company.
The Chinese provide the first documentation that extracts from the leaves of the herbal weed Artemisia annua--also known as qinghao, annual wormwood, sweet wormwood, and sweet annie--are effective in treating febrile (fever-producing) illnesses.
First Solar President Bruce Sohn and CGN SEDC President Han Qinghao signed the MOU at a ceremony in Beijing today.