When you look up "artesunate" you'll find a ton of information about malaria, and not so much about anything else…until you do a little digging! You’re in luck—we did the digging for you. It turns out artesunate is a derivative of artemisinin, an active ingredient in Artemisia annua, aka wormwood. Wormwood is thought to be anti-just-about-everything—antiparasitic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial—you get the gist! While artesunate, given via IV, is a well-tolerated treatment for severe malaria, it might be effective in treating other health issues as well. The Chinese reportedly have used it for recurrent fevers, and it’s one of the therapies used for treating Lyme, usually in combination with other treatments, like antimicrobial protocols. If you’re pregnant (or trying) or breastfeeding, it’s probably best to take artesunate off your “try this” list. Wormwood essential oil can induce miscarriage, and though artesunate is a derivative, it’s better to be cautious. Artesunate also interacts with a number of medications. For example, its action makes SSRIs more powerful, which could destabilize your mood if you are on one of those antidepressants. And though rare, there have been reports of liver toxicity from long-term use of an artemisinin herbal supplement.
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Artemisinin, Artesunate, Artemisinic Acid and Other Derivatives of Artemisia Used for Malaria, Babesia and Cancer
Dr. Schaller is the author of 30 books and 27 top journal articles. He has published on herbal medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This book is the most up-to-date health care practitioner's guide on Artemisia medications. It offers detailed information on dosing, side effects, toxicity, effectiveness and other important prescribing data. Artemisia derived medicines are not in use due to defective Artemisinin. Newer semi-synthetic non-Artemisinin options are powerful treatments for red blood cell infections like Malaria, and another red blood cell parasite called Babesia, which is often missed by physicians in the United States and all over the world. Like Malaria, Babesia causes intermittent flu-like fevers, sweats, significant fatigue, migraines, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Dr. Schaller has discovered that at least eight species of Babesia in America infect humans, and are the cause of both dangerous and mild illnesses in children and adults. Dr. Schaller is the author of hundreds of free publications located on www.personalconsult.com. He treats patients from all over the world. He has 13 books on tick and flea-borne infections.
The Use of the Herb Artemisinin for Babesia, Malaria, and Cancer: All the Practical Information You Need to Make Smart Decisions on Artemisinin
This book is the only patient book written in English offering highly practical, clear, and carefully researched help on Artemisia medications--many variations exist and you can be harmed or not helped due to lack of this useful information. For example, mere Artemisinin itself is too weak to kill much Babesia. Artemisia derivative herbals are powerful treatments for red blood cell infections like Malaria, and this book lists the best forms for Malaria and another very common red blood cell parasite called Babesia, which has at least eight species that infect humans and is usually missed by physicians in the United States and all over the world. Artesunate also has anti-cancer properties--so this is a very exciting book is you might have Babesia, and if you have Lyme, assume you may have Babesia. See the Dr. Schaller checklist book to see if you have the symptoms of Babesia. He has thirteen books on tick infections and six on Babesia, so he has ideas worth pondering.
- Centers for Disease Control. Availability of intravenous Artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in the United States. Centers for Disease Control. Availability of intravenous Artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in the United States.
- Clinical Infectious Diseases. The antiviral activities of Artemisinin and Artesunate. Clinical Infectious Diseases. The antiviral activities of Artemisinin and Artesunate.
- Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. IV therapy protocols for Lyme disease. Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. IV therapy protocols for Lyme disease.