Artemisia annua also happens to be one of the most important herbs for Lyme disease, malaria and ”’autoimmune”’ diseases.
Aaaand it’s very easy to grow (and produces an enormous amount of seeds)!!!!!
There’s a powerful, health-boosting herb from Asia that you need to know about. It’s in the same family as the daisy and the sunflower. But it has a hidden talent that neither of its relatives has…
It can demolish breast cancer cells in as little as 16 hours.
Now, the Chinese have used this herb for over 2,000 years to break fevers, improve digestive health and expel parasites. (In fact, it’s used across the world as a cure for malaria because of its powerful ability to get rid of those nasty little buggers.)
But it’s most impressive power to date is annihilating cancer cells. And the scientific evidence supporting its anti-cancer prowess is astounding…
Breast cancer cells, leukemia cells, gallbladder cancer cells, lung cancer cells, bladder cancer cells, brain cancer cells, prostate cancer cells — research shows that none of these stand a chance against an unassuming little herb known as sweet wormwood.
The reason cancer cells cower in sweet wormwood’s presence is because it contains a compound called artemisinin. Artemesinin kills everything from parasites to bacteria to fungus to cancer cells… while leaving healthy cells unscathed.
Now, there is a trick to killing cancer cells with artemisinin. On its own, artemisinin can kill cancer cells (in one study it killed about 28 percent of breast cancer cells). But its true cancer-killing power is unleashed when it’s combined with iron.
That’s because iron activates artemisinin’s drive to seek and destroy. Which is why it’s so good at treating malaria — the malaria parasite is packed with iron. And cancer cells tend to be iron-rich too. They need iron to replicate and will steal it from other cells so they can keep reproducing at a rapid pace.
A 2012 study published in the journal Anticancer Drugs found that breast cancer cells treated with iron and artemisinin died at lightning speed — 98 percent were dead within 16 hours.
This is the most dramatic example of what artemisinin can do to cancer cells, but it’s far from the only example…
A 2016 study published in the journal Nutrition Research and Practice found that artemisinin also kills glioblastoma brain cancer cells. But, yet again, it was most effective when combined with iron.
Other studies published just this year show that artemisinin kills head and neck cancer cells, bladder cancer cells, leukemia cells, lung cancer cells, prostate cancer cells, colon cancer and bone cancer cells. Just to reiterate, these studies were all published this year… and the year’s not even over yet!