青蒿素是从一种名为青蒿或甜艾草，甜艾草或一年生艾草的植物中分离出来的。 它被世界卫生组织推荐为疟疾的一线治疗药物。 中国科学家屠呦呦因其在这个药物方面的工作而获得诺贝尔奖。
Artemisinin and its derivatives help fight various cancers
Artemisinin is isolated from a plant named Qing Hao or Sweet sagewort, Sweet wormwood or Annual wormwood. It has been recommended as the first-line treatment for malaria by the World Health Organization. The Chinese scientist Tu Youyou won a Nobel prize for her work on this compound.
In addition to its efficacy against malaria, Artemisinin and its derivatives can be one of most effective cancer treatments with minimal side effects. Lab studies and animal trials have proved the efficacy of anticancer against a wide variety of cancers including breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, gallbladder cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, oral cancer, osteosarcoma, ovarian cancer, neurolastoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, skin Cancer and thyroid cancer.
However, human trials are rarely reported. This does not mean that this anticancer therapy is not worthy of human trials. In fact, an very potent chemotherapy may not get any opportunity of being tested in any human trial. It is not the best interest of the cancer industry to promote and sell the best cancer treatments or chemotherapies.
Some reports from cancer clinicians from some countries such as Vietnam suggest that the cancer treatment with artemisinin and its derivatives along with other anticancer agents such as vitamin C and fish oil or omega 3 fatty acids is a very effective treatment.
The important thing for cancer patients who want to give artemisinin a try to know is the dosage. Low doses have been proved to be ineffective while high doses can be toxic to healthy cells.