artemisinin

Herb Compound Used to Kill Cancer Cells: Wormwood derivative highly successful

Researchers at the University of Washington have blended the past with the present in the fight against cancer, synthesizing a promising new compound from an ancient Chinese remedy. The substance, artemisinin, is derived from the wormwood plant and has been used in China since ancient times to treat malaria. Earlier work by Henry Lai and [...]

Herb Compound Used to Kill Cancer Cells: Wormwood derivative highly successful 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Anticancer Herb? Compound in wormwood to be studied in humans

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 [...]

Anticancer Herb? Compound in wormwood to be studied in humans 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

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