Information about the herb Qing Hao
Artemisia annua, also known as Chinese Wormwood is part of the Asteraceae plant family. Artemisia’s are from a group consisting of 180 species. The whole family has extreme bitterness in all parts of the plant.
Botanical Name: Artemisia annua
Common Name: Annual Wormwood, Chinese Wormwood, Qing Hao
Plant Family: Asteraceae, Compositae
History: Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The genus is name Artemisia from Artemis the Greek name for Diana.
Traditions: It is said that Diana found the Artemisias and delivered and delivered their powers to Chiron the Centaur.
- Artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu), a sesquiterpene lactone with a peroxide group
- essential oil
- anti-parasite [an agent to destroy parasites]
- febrifuge [an agent that reduces or eliminates fevers]
Medicinal Part used: Herb
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- purpuric rashes (hemorrhages under the skin related to purpura)
Immune System Conditions
- improving immune system
- malaria and other parasitical infections
Recommended dosage is as follows:
- 10-20g/day dried herb or 20-40mL/day of 1:2 fluid extract for anti-parasite effect.
- Higher doses may be needed in malaria, especially if not used in combination with longer lasting anti-malarial drugs, or in severe cases.
- Higher doses may also be required for systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Lower dosages than this, e.g. 3-10 mL/day, may be used for other conditions, such as improving immune function, jaundice, pruritus and low grade fevers.
- Not advisable during pregnancy
Do not use Qing Hao without first talking to your practitioner or healthcare provider if you taking any of the following medications:
- None known
Global Herbal Supplies has Qing Hao available in the following forms: