BioPure Artemis Tincture
Artemisinin or Qinghaosu (pronounced: Ching-hao-su) is an extract from the plant Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood) or Qinghao (pronounced: Ching-hao). Artemisia annua emits a strong aroma, containing camphor and essential oils. It is a robust plant that grows in many areas of the world. However, only plants grown in special agricultural and geographic conditions contain artemisinin. The Artemisinin sold by BioPure Healing Products is obtained from plants grown in the mountains near Chongqing in the Szechuan Province of China. At over 4,500 feet elevation, these special high altitude and geographical conditions produce healthy plants with high yields of excellent quality Artemisinin.
- Promotes healthy inflammatory & antioxidant processes*
- Support for Microbial/Parasite/Viral and Coinfection Defense*
- Exhibits inhibitory effects against the blood fluke, Schistomiasisand cytomegalovirus species that cause herpes*
- Inhibits malarial parasites*
- Immune system support*
- Colon Health*
- Hemorrhoid Management*
- Hormonal Balance Support
Approximately 1 dropper full (1mL) three times a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Servings Per Container: 60
Please Note: High doses can result in neurotoxicity.
We do not recommend any of our natural products to be used in the treatment of small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while nursing, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Allergy test by using trace amount on skin and observing for 24 hours. Continue allergy test for consumption with trace amount and observe for 24 hours. Stop use of product if adverse reactions occur with ongoing use. Do not self-treat. We do not recommend any of our natural products to be used in the treatment of small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while nursing, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Artemis is a tincture extract of the herb Artemisia annua, also referred to as sweet wormwood, or ‘qing hao’ (pronounced Ching-hao). The Artemisia plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as far back as the 4th century, by soaking and crushing the fresh herb, without the use of heat, to provide the most potent effects (Wright et al 2010, Tu 2011). It was described as having a “cool” nature, or yin, and was used to treat irregularities in internal heat including chill and fever (Yu and Zhong 2002).
Artemisinin is the name assigned to the primary bioactive alkaloid compound derived from the Artemisia plant. Artemisinin can also be obtained from two other related plant species, A. apiacea and A. lancea, but it is A. annuathat provides the largest quantities of the Artemisinin extract (Aftab et al 2014). Modern western medicine did not embrace the usefulness of Artemisinin until the second half of the 20th century. Malaria infections were on the rise due to the emergence of parasites that were resistant to commonly used antimalarial drugs of the time, primarily Chloroquine. In 1967, China undertook a systematic investigation into all traditional herbal medicines, with the hope of finding a new antimalarial drug and Artemisia annua was discovered to be the most promising (Tu 2011). It is now considered among the most effective, fastest acting, and least toxic treatments available for resistant forms of malaria, especially when used in combination therapies with other drugs (Malaria Site, Krishna et al 2008, Nosten and White 2007). It has also shown effectiveness against intestinal and liver flukes, including Schistomiasis (Utzinger et al 2007, Liu et al 2014).
The antibiotic activity of Artemisinin has been compared to that of streptomycin (Appalasamy et al 2014). Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects may also contribute to Artemisinin’s supporting a balanced microbiology of the intestinal tract, helping to relieve ailments such as hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis (Yang et al 2012). It also appears to produce antiviral effects against herpes, hepatitis, and bovine viral diarrhea (Efferth et al 2008, Romero et al 2005). Recent research suggests that Artemisinin may play a role in inhibiting growth of a variety of cancers, including melanoma (Buommino et al 2009), pancreatic (Chen et al 2009), leukemia (Kim et al 2008), colon (Riganti et al 2009), breast (Sundar et al 2008), and others (Crespo and Wei 2012, Krishna et al 2008).
The Artemisia products (tincture and powder) sold by BioPure Healing Products are obtained from plants grown at over 4,500 feet elevation in the mountains near Chongqing in the Szechuan Province of China. These special high altitude and geographical conditions produce healthy plants with high yields of excellent quality Artemisinin. The tincture is made using ethanol alcohol derived from corn. The alcohol is tested and free of any contaminants, is kosher and gluten-free.
The 10% glycerin present in BioPure’s Artemis is a pure, food-grade, non-toxic, colorless, odorless, and sweet-tasting syrup-like carbohydrate derived from pure vegetable oil. It is added here to prevent binding or precipitation of the herbal tannins and alkaloids, ensuring higher bioactivity and better preservation of the botanical constituents in the tincture. Each lot of glycerin used is tested to be sure it is free of diethylene glycol (DEG).
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† or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
* Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and are designed to be used as part of an overall health plan with your authorized healthcare provider. Individuals taking food supplements or have an underlying health condition should consult with their authorized healthcare provider before using these products. We suggest that you consult your authorized healthcare provider if you have any health problems and require a medical diagnosis, medical advice or treatment. Statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. We do not recommend any of our natural products to be used for small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while breastfeeding, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
** Allergy test by using trace amount on skin and observing for 24 hours. Continue allergy test for consumption with trace amount and observe for 24 hours. Stop use of product if adverse reactions occur with ongoing use.