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Anticancer Herb? Compound in wormwood to be studied in humans

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A group of promising cancer-fighting compounds derived from the herb wormwood will be developed for potential use in humans, according to researchers at the University of Washington. The compounds make use of a substance known as artemisinin, found in the wormwood plant and used throughout Asia since ancient times to treat malaria. Researchers became interested [...]