Botanic, biology, chemical composition and pharmacological properties of Artemisia annua L. Investigadora Titular. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. Investigador Agregado.
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Botanic, biology, chemical composition and pharmacological properties of Artemisia annua L. Investigadora Titular. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. Investigador Agregado. Aim of present paper is to analyze the most important historical features related to this plant, a botanical description, origin and geographical distribution, environmental requirements, chemical composition, oil production and its pharmacological properties. RESULTS : studies performed showed that not only the artemisinine and its derivatives have a demonstrated pharmacological effectiveness, but also that it essential oil is of interest by its therapeutical use as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, as well as to be effective against asthma and cold.
There are evidences that the aerial parts of this plant have antibacterial, antiseptic, febrifugal properties, and seeds use in flatulences as carminative and digestive and the in vitro studies show that artemisinine content may to keel as well as the Protozoa causing of malaria other parasites and bacteria, supporting its traditional use for treatment of gastrointestinal parasites and infectious diarrhea. Key words : Artemisia annua , artemisinine, medicinal plants, bibliographic review, pharmacological actions, artemeter, artesunate.
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Teniendo en cuenta que el canfor tiene mayor demanda comercial, porque tiene muchos usos diferentes, el aceite rico en este componente pudiera ser utilizado como una fuente alternativa de este compuesto.
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Wormwood is used primarily for liver, gall bladder and stomach ailments, as well as to expel intestinal worms, hence the common name. It may be used alone or in combination with other herbs. The plant contains bitter substances and is used as an appetite stimulant. This herb has been used to promote menstruation. Some of the compounds contained in various species of wormwood may be useful in the treatment of malaria German researchers have approved wormwood for stomach ailments, such as dyspepsia, loss of appetite and minor liver and gall bladder problems but its use in the treatment of intestinal parasites is now considered obsolete. This herb may hold promise for treatment for type 2 diabetes, since it has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in experimental animals. Nevertheless, this and any other herb purported to treat diabetes should only be used under professional guidance.
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