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Artemisia samples arrived at Max-Planck for testing and a chemistry update

Finally. It took a while but the Artemisia samples have arrived in Germany and will hopefully be tested for in-vitro activity against SARS-Covid-2 quite soon. Now in the meantime, I’ve been separating the extract into various fractions. The idea behind this is that in case the original samples, currently in Germany, turn out to be … Continue reading “Artemisia samples arrived at Max-Planck for testing and a chemistry update”

Chemical variation and artemisinin content of A. afra and A. annua

As part of our ongoing crowd funding campaign to investigate whether Artemisia might become a useful treatment of Covid 19, we continue with the chemistry of these two species (if you have a dollar to spare please donate on the crowd funding website). Tea infusions (as described earlier) of three A. afra samples (collected here … Continue reading “Chemical variation and artemisinin content of A. afra and A. annua”

Stability of Artemisia afra tea infusion and its artemisinin content

Quite an eventful week, with the lowest recorded maximum temperatures in over a decade (those Europeans do not know what cold is), and some ‘building issues’ that prevented me from getting to the lab. But what would life be without challenges. So I’ve analysed the Artemisia afra tea and compared it to Artemisia annua. The … Continue reading “Stability of Artemisia afra tea infusion and its artemisinin content”


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