What is Artemisinin?

Artemisinin is the active compound of the a simple plant, Artemisia, that grows in Southeast Asia. It has been used for years to treat intestinal parasites. The World Health Organization lauds it as a safe malaria treatment.

The connection between Artemisinin and cancer was discovered when Dr. Henry Lai and Dr. Narenda Singh, bio-engineering professors at the University of Washington, theorized that the same mechanism in which Artemisinin is able to kill malaria paradises can be applied to kill cancer cells. [Learn More]