1. Artemisinin for the treatment of malaria
The clinical efficacy of artemisinin and its derivatives against all forms of human malaria have been proven by hundreds of studies. Artemisinin and its derivatives are toxic to the malarial parasite, causing specific membrane structural changes in the erythrocyte stage that kill the parasite.
Recommended Dosage —— For short trips into malaria areas, Artemisinin is taken a few days before and after being in the affected area. The recommended dose is 100 mg to 200 mg three times a day. This can be taken in a tincture or tablets. If in the malaria zone area longer than a few days, ACT (artemisinin combination therapies) is recommended. For parasite infections 1 or 2 capsules of 100 mg each should be taken twice a day before mealtimes.
2. Artemisinin for cancer treatment
Artemisinin has also been researched for cancer fighting properties. In a study, it showed anti-cancer properties in experimental models of hepatocellular carcinoma, (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. It is thought when Artemisinin’s peroxide lactone group in its structure comes into contact with high iron concentrations – a natural component in cancerous cells – it forms free radicals that are toxic to the integrity of the invading cells. It breaks them down and leaves the infected cells destroyed, but the other healthy cells intact.
Recommended Dosage —— For its use in cancer treatment regimes, lower amounts of 150 mg daily have been beneficial, but the exact effective human dosage is still being studied.
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