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I bought Wormwood, it is also called Artemisia Absinthium,

I read Dr B's guidelines and he recommends Artemisia, and I bought WORMWOOD, but it is a type of Artemisa.

I know the popular Artemisia is called Artemisia Annua, and I want to hear from anyone that knows what kind of Artemisia Dr B recommends.

Please let me know.

I am on my 4th day of this Wormwood/Artemisia Absinthium and I am not feeling any better,
I feel I should notice something.

thanks,

Trish

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Artemisia Annua is effective against babesia.

The one you bought is commonly used for parasites.

So, I guess it depends on what you want to treat. [Smile]

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I thought they both worked except the one you got can make you hallucinate. Notice the species name Absinthium like Absinthe.
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thanks,

SGKids, thanks, but how do you know this for sure?

Health

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Health, You are using the one that has can have very toxic side effects. ( I accidently took this for one week for parasites thinking it was the other and developed hallucinations)

Artemisin from Artemsia Annua is the one that you want for Babesia.

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Here is some info, I have used Artemissinin in the past with good results, without antibiotics, but then I relapsed severely, and back on antibiotics,

Artemissinin is made from Artemisia Annua, it tells here, I think the one I have is not going to work,

HERE IS THE INFO>>>>>>

Artemisinin
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Artemisinin

Routes Oral

Artemisinin (pronounced /ɑːtə'misinən/) is a drug used to treat multi-drug resistant strains of falciparum malaria. The compound (a sesquiterpene lactone) is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua. Not all plants of this species contain artemisinin. Apparently it is only produced when the plant is subjected to certain conditions, most likely biotic or abiotic stress. It can be synthesized from artemisinic acid.[1] The drug is derived from a herb used in Chinese traditional medicine, though it is usually chemically modified and combined with other medications.

Use of the drug by itself as a monotherapy is explicitly discouraged by the World Health Organization as there have been signs that malarial parasites are developing resistance to the drug. Combination therapies that include artemisinin are the preferred treatment for malaria and are both effective and well tolerated in patients. The drug is also being studied as a treatment for cancer.

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I do not feel right on this Herb with the Mepron and Azithromycin. I had this feeling before while ON St Johns Wort and antibiotics.
My heart was racing beyond so I stopped St Johns Wort. felt better.

I think this herb is doing something to my heart, and a bad thing.

It is my heart, it feels stressed, really bad.
I am stopping this herb, I never had this as herxing before on antibiotics or on Artemissin alone.

Trish

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I'm glad you're stopping. I do believe the wormwood can be dangerous if taken too long & I don't know if it could interact with the ABX that you're on.

Artemesia Annua, aka Sweet Annie, aka Sweet Wormword, the herb from which Artemisinin is derived, is quite different from Artemesia Absynthium aka Wormwood and not something you'd want to try to substitute.

I had trouble finding the Artemisinin in my local store, but they ordered it for me. You can also find it online.

As for the info you were given by Six, my research had turned up the same info. Google Wormwood & "Sweet Wormwood" and read, just be careful not to confuse the two. There are often warnings posted under the Sweet Wormwood, not to confuse the two.

You may want to call the Dr and ask if you should be concerned if you continue to feel that way. Your pharmacist should also be able to tell you if there are any serious interaction concerns.

I do hope it passes.
[group hug]
Ali

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I am glad that you are stopping this as well.

It is listed as a poison by the FDA.

Also it is a heart stimulant whatever that means.

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