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Sweet Wormwood Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Sweet Wormwood
Glycemic Index / Load
Sweet Wormwood
Botanical Name
Artemisia Annua
Chinese Name
Qing Hao, Qinghao,
Homeopathic Name
Artemisia Annua   -   Mother Tincture

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Sweet Wormwood Cures

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Action of Sweet Wormwood

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Nutrients in Sweet Wormwood

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Taste of
Sweet Wormwood

Nature of
Sweet Wormwood


Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sweet Wormwood

It may cause Vomiting, Dizziness, Stomach Cramps, Restlessness and Diarrhea.
It may cause Seizures, Urine Retention, Muscle breakdown and numbness in arms and Legs.
Avoid if you have undergone any radiation therapy.
Avoid if you are Pregnant or Breast feeding.
Avoid if you have Seizures.
Avoid if you are allergic to Marigold, Daisies, Ragweed or Chrysanthemums.
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Sweet Wormwood is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Fresh Herb is best.
Best used for Malaria Fever.

In TCM :
Sweet Wormwood Seed : Qing Hao Zi
Meridians associated : Kidney, Liver and Gallblader.
It Clears heat.

To make it three times more effective against Cancer, combine it with Iron.


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Materia Medica for Sweet Wormwood

Sweet Wormwood General

Sweet Wormwood is a good remedy for Malaria. It kills the Malaria causing parasites.
It is effective for Breast Cancer. It kills the Iron enriched Breast Cancer cells.
It eliminates Intestinal Worms. It fights Bacterial strains as E.Coli, Candida and Salmonella.
Wormwood is good for people suffering from Crohn's disease. It decreases and eliminates the need for steroids in Crohn's disease patients. It improves the mood and quality of life.
It gives relief from swelling and inflammation associated with Arthritis, Food Poisoning and Cold.
It is an effective remedy for Anorexia, Insomnia, Flatulence, Stomach Ache, Jaundice, Indigestion and Lack of Appetite.
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26 Jun 2016
PEACE BE UPON TO YOU ALL/ kindly tell me is this afsanteen in urdu or other herb ?
29 Jun 2016
What AAmir
Ask your question in detail. We should also understand it.
Srinivas ( Karnataka )
11 Nov 2016
Dear Sir,

My mother has Carcinoma Cervix.
We continued with the 5 chemo and 25 radio therapy. The chemo did have a lot of side effects like, vomiting,diarrhea etc. At the end of the cycles, the doctors said we need to go for internal radiation. before starting that they found that heart is not very strong and they said, it might be risky. so we discontinued the treatment just one internal radiation less.

For over a month she has been taking simarouba. She has been experiencing Occasional stomach cramps, excessive white discharge and swelling in legs. She stopped talking Simarouba for three four days and says she swelling in the legs is reducing.

Do you advice we continue with Simarouba or try something else. Also if we have to consult a ayurveda doctor, preferably a lady in bangalore, who would you suggest.

I have heard of Sweet wormwood, Artemisia-Absinthium, lemon with baking soda treatment.
Please suggest a way forward.

Sachin ( India/MP )
24 Apr 2017
How to combine sweet wormwood with Iron ( for prostate cancer treatment) ?? Means iron tablets need to be taken in parallel ?
Manvi Khera ( India )
05 May 2017
I do not see any relation between Sweet wormwood an Iron. You may consume This herb for curing Prostate Cancer.
Also Include Ginger and Garlic in your daily diet. Have Soursop juice, 50 ml every morning after breakfast.
Drink 2 glasses of Carrot juice everyday for 2 months.
10 May 2017
In your website itself , it is written that sweet wormwood for cancer treatment is more effective along with iron supplements. Please clarify, how to combine its intake with iron
Sir Latte
29 May 2020
Include iron rich foods with every meal.
Shobhit Kalra
19 May 2017
Where is it written Sachin ?
On which page is it written that Sweet wormwood needs to be combined with Iron.
19 May 2017
On this page itself- (https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Sweet-Wormwood-Cid4923) Following Note is mentioned below In TCM heading :
To make it three times effective against cancer combine it with iron.
Fontaine ( Maryland )
12 Jun 2017
Hello, I was diagnosed with ductal breast cancer and a fibroadenoma near my chest wall. Doctor wants to radiation after lumpectomy. I read that sweet wormwood should be avoided if you had radiation treatment. Is that for several days, months or never take again?

10 Jul 2017
Yes, If you have undergone radiation therapy, then you must not take it. We would suggest that you wait for atleast 2 months after your radiation therapy.
Then you may take it. Sweet wormwood contains.
So, you may take it after 2 months.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Joni ( Usa )
25 Jul 2017
will taking wormwood eliminate internal parasites?
12 Jan 2018
Yes, Joni. It is known to eliminate the intestinal worms.
Saniya ( Uk )
11 Jan 2018
I have heard about afsanteen herb ...the sweet warm wood is good for cancer patients....my brother suffering from t cell lymphoma stage 4 and gone through 3 cycles of chemotherapy...is this herb is suitable along with dhamasa herb...please let me know....thanks..
Latika ( india )
12 Jan 2018
You may give him SOursop juice, 50 ml every day for one month. Carrot juice, 2 glasses, daily for 3 months. Regularly. carrot is so effective that it is known to reverse the growth of Cancer cells. Wheat grass juice, 30 ml every morning on an empty stomach.
01 May 2018
Hi Saniya... Did your brother used this treatment? How is he doing now? Is this treatment any benificial? Plz let me know...
Manjunath ( Karnataka India )
02 Apr 2018
My grandma is suffering from cervical cancer
Doctor suggested for radiation and chemotherapy but we are not go for that because her age is 78 she is not able to control the pain of treatment
Now we are giving ashwagandh, kalongi, cranberry, curcumin, brovine cholestrum, coconut oil, and vitamin c.
But her problem is not controlled. Like white dispatch and blood bleeding while urine
Please suggest to cure this problem and to over come from cervical cancer. Please
Fatima ( Pakistan )
01 May 2018
My aunt is suffering from "t cell lymphoma".... She is at stage 4... After a long term therapy, doctors said to take her home that she just has 4 to 6 months to live... I happened to see a post that sweet woodworm can be used for cancer... Is there any hope?... Can we use this to treat her? If so, plz tell me dosage, duration and all.. waiting for your response...
Gary Joe Gentry ( IL )
06 May 2020
How does sweet wormwood affects the kidneys
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