Pure artemisinin or Qinghaosu, the active constituent of the herb sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua), and oil derived from the same plant, total 200 mg of material per capsule. Good quality Artemisia annua contains 0.3-0.5% artemisinin, so pure artemisinin provides hundreds of times more of the active constituent artemisinin than the whole herb itself.
Allergy Research Group® introduced artemisinin to the U.S. market more than a decade ago. Allergy Research Group does independent potency assays on every batch (using HPLC). Allergy Research Group artemisinin is minimum 98.5% pure, and does not contain thujone. For more information about quality of artemisinin, see High Quality Artemisinin.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule one or two times daily before meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: Not indicated for pregnant or nursing women. Long term administration (greater than 1 month) should be monitored by a healthcare practitioner and include liver enzymes and hemoglobin testing. Combining with antioxidants or iron may theoretically decrease effectiveness. Detoxification reactions may be experienced by some individuals. In rare cases may cause idiosyncratic liver dysfunction.
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine.
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.