quinghaosu

quinghaosu

A Chinese herbal drug used for 2000 years to treat MALARIA. The active ingredient is a sesquiterpene lactone that greatly reduces the number of malarial parasites in the blood. The mode of action is unknown but is being investigated and trials of the drug have recently started in the West.
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Isolation of artemisinin (quinghaosu) from Artemisia annua growing in the United States.
Quinghaosu (artemisinin): an antimalarial drug from China.
Quinghaosu artemisinin): An antimalarial drug from China.
Quinghaosu (artemisinin), an antimalarial drug from China.
(11.) Quinghaosu Antimalarial Coordinating Research Group.
In China, infusions prepared from wormwood (Artemisia annua) were used in traditional medicine as Quinghaosu for the treatment of malarial fever for the last thousand years.
Among these metabolites, artemisinin (quinghaosu) is considered the main active constituent (Klayman, 1985; van Agtmael et al., 1999; Heppner and Ballou, 1998).
y la artemisina o quinghaosu aislada de Artemisia annua L., ilustran el valor potencial de investigar plantas tradicionalmente usadas contra la malaria, y han dado un impulso considerable a la busqueda de nuevas drogas antimalaricas a partir de plantas medicinales (Klayman, 1985; Kirby, 1996; Ridley, 2002, Willcox y Bodeker, 2004).
La planta Artemisa annua es un buen ejemplo, con la cual quedo demostrado que la cantidad del compuesto activo, el Quinghaosu, puede presentar diferencias significativas entre la misma especie de planta, producida en la China y en los Estados Unidos (Klayman, 1985).