Saturday 3 February 2024

Sweet Annie

Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua, 黄花蒿).

A common wormwood: a few new plants have been growing in the mud of the Xiang river. Known in herbal medicine as qinghao (青蒿), it has a long history in the treatment of fevers and in the past half century an extract from it has saved millions of lives in the treatment of malaria.

Sweet Annie growing by the Xiang River