When all pharma drugs failed to do anything for Congo patients infected with drug-resistant malaria, a courageous local doctor dared to prescribe the ground leaves of the Artemisia annua plant instead. The plant is commonly known as sweet wormwood or sweet annie.
The plant-based medicine achieved a 100% cure rate, and all 18 patients fully recovered. Details of the stunning success of plant-based medicine to cure patients where pharmaceutical drugs completely failed are published in a study entitled, “Artemisia annua dried leaf tablets treated malaria resistant to ACT and i.v. artesunate: case reports.” The study was led by Pamela Weathers, PhD, professor of biology and biotechnology at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
In a shocking twist, all 18 patients made a full healing within just 5 days of treatment. All of the patients were critically ill, and one patient– a five year-old kid– had actually even fallen into a coma. The clients ranged in age from as young as fourteen months to 60 years old. 2 of the 18 patients were pediatric while the remainder were grownups.
At first, these 18 patients were treated with ACT, however when that failed, doctors relied on intravenous artesunate, which is the go-to medication for extreme malaria. However again, this was no to avail.
As WPI reported, “As a last resort, doctors turned to dried-leaf Artemisia (DLA), a therapy established and extensively studied by Weathers and her team at WPI. After five days of treatment with tablets made from only the dried and powdered leaves of Artemisia (which has been prepared and evaluated using approaches developed by Weathers and postdoctoral fellow Melissa Towler), all 18 clients totally recovered. Lab tests showed they had no parasites staying in their blood. (Weathers noted more than 100 other drug-resistant clients likewise have been effectively treated with DLA tablets.)”.
It’s expected that these patients would have passed away without the entire plant intervention. Weathers commented that the 100 percent healing rate was “simply incredible” to witness. Even if it was a small research study, the results are beyond remarkable.
Drug resistance in malaria is a growing problem. ACT was initially established to assist combat this issue, but malaria parasites are now likewise showing signs of resistance to combination treatment. Previous research, which Weathers was also a part of, has actually revealed that entire plant treatment with the sweet wormwood plant could be rather appealing in human malaria cases. In earlier research study, Weathers and her co-authors revealed that the entire plant might be used to overcome resistance to artemisinin and might assist to slow down the evolution of malaria drug resistance.
Inning accordance with Weathers, the exceptional performance and ability to evade resistance likely originates from the synergistic impacts produced by the myriad of phytochemicals present in the whole plant’s dried leaves, which extracted artemisinin doesn’t use. Artificial medicines are often obtained from medical plants like cannabis, kratom or sweet wormwood, but it appears that researchers might be beginning to open their eyes to the world of alternative medicine.