BioPure Artemisinin

Bioactive compounds from the sweet wormwood plant support the immune system


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BioPure Artemisinin powder in 24g jar. Includes 100mg scoop for easy measuring.

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 produce artemisinin.

The Artemisinin sold by BioPure Healing Products is obtained from plants grown in the mountains near Chongqing in the Szechuan Province of China. At over 4,500 feet elevation, these special high-altitude and geographical conditions produce healthy plants with high yields of excellent quality Artemisinin.

See our Research & More Information below to learn more about BioPure’s Artemisinin Powder.

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.

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.

Research & More Information

Artemisinin is an extract of the Artemisia annua plant, also referred to as sweet wormwood or ‘qing hao’ (pronounced: Ching-hao). The herb contains camphor and essential oils that give it a strong, pungent aroma. It was 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 effect. The plant was described as having a “cool” nature, or yin, and was traditionally 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 a number of related plant species, such as Artemisia apiacea and Artemisia lancea, but it is Artemisa annua that provides the largest quantities of the beneficial Artemisinin extract.

Modern western medicine did not embrace the usefulness of Artemisinin until the second half of the 20th century. In 1967, China began a systematic investigation into all traditional herbal medicines and Artemisinin was discovered to be the most promising.

Decades of research into Artemisinin’s chemical structure and pharmacology have led to the development of several derivatives, including the water-soluble Artesunate and the fat-soluble Artemether. Some Chinese physicians report that Artemisinin can support normal functioning of the endocrine system.*


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O’Neill PM, Victoria E. Barton VE and Stephen A. Ward SA. The Molecular Mechanism of Action of Artemisinin—The Debate Continues. Molecules 2010, 15, 1705-1721.