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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Artemisia annua CIM-Arogya essential oil
Plant Name
: Sweet wormwood, Quinghao
Plant Variety Name
: CIM-Arogya
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf

Introduction

Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, sweet annie, sweet sagewort, annual mugwort or annual wormwood, is a common type of wormwood native to temperate Asia, but naturalized in many countries including scattered parts of North America.

Other Details

It has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers, and a camphor-like scent. Its height averages about 2 m, and the plant has a single stem, alternating branches, and alternating leaves which range from 2.5–5 cm in length. Research to develop antimalarial drugs led to the discovery of artemisinin, which is extracted from Artemisia annua, a herb traditionally used as a fever treatment.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Antioxidant
2Anti-bacterial

Reference

1. SPS Khanuja, S Paul, AK Shasany, AK Gupta, MP Darokar, MM Gupta, RK Verma,G Ram, A Kumar, RK Lal, RP Bansal, AK Singh,RS Bhakuni & S Tandon. Genetically tagged improved variety ’Cim-Arogya’ of Artemisia annua for high artemisinin yield. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci. (2005) 27: 520-524 .

2. Juteau, Fabien, et al. "Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Artemisia annua essential oil." Fitoterapia 73.6 (2002): 532-535.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Camphor 43.5
2Germacrene D 15.6
3Trans-Pinocarveol 10.9
4Beta-Selinene 9.4

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