According to studies that were published in an issue of Life Sciences, artemesinin – a derivative of the wormwood plant used in Chinese Medicine - can kill 98% of breast cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The herb used alone caused a 28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when paired with iron, sweet wormwood was able to eradicate cancer almost entirely. What’s more, normal cells were not negatively affected in the experiment by this treatment.
Sweet Annie Wormwood Artemisia annua Uses: Medicinal/Aromatic Duration: Annual When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy (Sweet annie) Chinese herb. Anti-malarial properties, attributed to the compound artemisinin; shown to be very effective. -- Chinese type used in Chinese medicine. Consists of several forms with varying leaf shape and growth habit. May in fact be a complex of several different species all known and used as qing-guo.