Artemisinin derivatives and combined artemisinin therapy (ACT) may have advantages over quinoline drugs for treating severe malaria since they are fast acting and effective against quinine resistant malaria parasites. Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra show efficacy against drug-resistant malaria and schistosomiasis,
Lyme disease is caused by the spirochetes bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by an infected deer tick. Only about 50-80 % of people with Lyme Disease develop a skin infection rash called erythema migrans that looks like a bull’s eye.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lyme disease is considered a Gu Syndrome condition. Gu describes conditions of entrenched parasitism that cause extreme stagnation and mental and physical decay. Artemisinin, a proven ant-parasitical, is thought to inhibit the calcium transporter in the parasite.
Published Study Summaries
Artemisinin induces calcium-dependent protein secretion in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii
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