Information on Sweet Annie

Latin NameArtemesia annua
Other NamesQing Hao
Part UsedWhole Plant
Herb FormsBulk herb, traditional extracts in capsules and tablets.
AffectsBlood, Immune system, Liver
CautionsContraindicated during pregnancy.
Botanical InfoA strongly-scented annual from the Aster family with greenish flowers.
DescriptionSweet annie is a traditional Chinese herb called Qing Hao which is used to treat and prevent malaria and other parasites. Modern researchers have isolated anti-malarial compounds from the plant, thus supporting its traditional use.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Sweet Annie

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Feverrefrigeranttea, tincture
Bowel dysbiosisantiparasitic, antibacterialtincture, tea


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