Artemisinin, or Qinghaosu (pronounced: Ching-hao-su), is an extract from the plant Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood), or Qinghao (pronounced: Ching-hao). Artemisia annua emits a strong aroma, containing camphor and essential oils. It is a robust plant that grows in many areas of the world. However, only plants grown in special agricultural and geographic conditions contain artemisinin.
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Artemis is a tincture extract of the herb Artemisia annua, also referred to as sweet wormwood, or ‘qing hao’ (pronounced: Ching-hao). The Artemisia plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as far back as the 4th century, by soaking and crushing the fresh herb, without the use of heat, to provide the most potent effects. It was described as having a “cool” nature, or yin, and was used to treat irregularities in internal heat including chill and fever.
Artemisinin is the name assigned to the primary bioactive alkaloid compound derived from the Artemisia plant. Artemisinin can also be obtained from two other related plant species, Artemisia apiacea and Artemisia lancea, but it is Artemisia annua that provides the largest quantities of the Artemisinin extract. Modern western medicine did not embrace the usefulness of Artemisinin until the second half of the 20th century. Artemisinin can support a balanced microbiology of the intestinal tract.*
The Artemisia tincture is made using ethanol alcohol derived from corn. The alcohol is tested and free of any contaminants, is kosher and gluten-free. The 10% glycerin present in BioPure’s Artemis is a pure, food-grade, non-toxic, colorless, odorless, and sweet-tasting syrup-like carbohydrate derived from pure vegetable oil. It is added here to prevent binding or precipitation of the herbal tannins and alkaloids, ensuring higher bioactivity and better preservation of the botanical constituents in the tincture. Each lot of glycerin used is tested to be sure it is free of diethylene glycol (DEG).
Allergy test by using trace amount on skin and observing for 24 hours. Continue allergy test for consumption with trace amount and observe for 24 hours. Stop use of product if adverse reactions occur with ongoing use. We do not recommend any of our natural products to be administered to small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while nursing, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
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