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Qing Hao


Also Known As:

Annual Mugwort, Annual Wormwood, Artemisinin, Chinese Wormwood, Ching-hao, Qing Hao, Qinghao, Qinghaosu, Sweet Wormwood. Artemisia annua.
Family: Asteraceae or Compositae



Qing Hao            Properties: BITTER  - COLD                                 Dosage: 3 – 9g.

Wormwood                    Meridian: KIDNEY, LIVER, GALLBLADDER

                  -clear summer heat – fever, headache, dizzy, stifling sensation in chest

                  -clear deficient fever – unremitting fever with no sweating

                  -cool blood, stop bleeding – purpuric rash, nosebleed

                  -malarial disorders – alternating fever and chills


Also Used For:

Orally, Qing Hao/Sweet Annie is used for dysentery, dyspepsia, fever (antipyretic), jaundice, night-sweats, scabies, tuberculosis, cryptosporidiosis in people with AIDS, preventing pneumocystis carinii infections in people with AIDS, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other auto-immune disorders, bacterial and fungal infections, malaria, inflammatory conditions, anorexia, circulatory disorders, common cold, constipation, gallbladder disorders, gastritis, nematode infestation, painful menstruation, and rheumatism.
Topically, Qing Hao/Sweet Annie is used for bacterial and fungal infections, arthritis, rheumatism, bruises, neuralgia, and sprains.
Also In Chinese medicine, Qing Hao/Sweet Annie is used orally for infections, fever, and malaria.










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