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Sweet annie (Artemisia annua) is also known as Chinese wormwood or sweet wormwood. Sweet annie's main active constituent is artemisinin, which has shown rapid antimalarial activity in humans, especially when used as an adjuvant with standard antimalarial drugs. In addition to its promise in treating malaria, preliminary evidence indicates that sweet annie may have potential as an antineoplastic and an antiviral. However, high quality clinical trials are needed in these areas before sweet annie can be recommended.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 capsules one or two times daily before meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Artemisinin is best taken as part of a program that includes appropriate liver support nutrients. Sensitive individuals may want to take with food.
CAUTION: Not indicated for pregnant or nursing women. It may be wise to work with a healthcare practitioner to monitor liver enzymes and hemoglobin when using this product. Combining with antioxidants or iron may theoretically decrease effectiveness. Detoxification reactions may be experienced by some individuals. In rare cases may cause idiosyncratic liver dysfunction.
Avoid if allergic or hypersensitive to sweet annie or members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family such dandelion, goldenrod, ragweed, sunflower, and daisies. Use cautiously in patients who are pregnant, taking angiogenic agents, or recovering from surgery or other wounds. Use cautiously if taking cardiotoxic or neurotoxic agents or with compromised cardiac or neural function. Use cautiously if taking immunostimulants or quinolines. Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible interactions: Antiangiogenic drugs, antibiotics, antifungals, antimalarial agents, antineoplastic (anti-cancer) agents, antioxidants, cardiovascular (for the heart) agents, chloroquine, immunosuppressants, neurological agents, primaquine, quinolines, sodium butyrate, and herbs and supplements with similar effects.