Overview

Artemisia herba-alba is a short shrub usually found in Northern Africa and the Middle East. The parts that grow above the ground are used as medicine.

People take Artemisia herba-alba for cough, stomach and intestinal upset, the common cold, measles, diabetes, yellowed skin (jaundice), anxiety, irregular heartbeat, arthritis, and muscle weakness. It is also used to increase urine production, to reduce spasms, and for parasitic infections such as roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and flukes.

How does it work ?

Some chemicals contained in Artemisia herba-alba seem to kill parasites and bacteria. Some other chemicals might lower blood sugar levels.

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