Artemisia annua 25 gr (organic)
Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, sweet annie, sweet sagewort and annual wormwood, is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate Asia but naturalized throughout the world. It belongs to the family of Asteraceae and has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers and a camphor-like scent. Glandular structures (trichomes) producing a wide range of bioactive compounds (mostly terpenoids) can be found on the surface of leaves, stems and flowers.
The phytochemical composition of A. annua has been reviewed in great detail by Bhakuni et al. The most relevant compounds are sesquiterpenoids (ex. artemisinin), triterpenoids, flavonoids (polymethoxylated flavonoids), chromenes1 and essential oil components. The content of an A. annua extract depends on the solvent used for extraction. Aqeous extracts seem to contain less polymethoxylated flavonoids than alcohol extracts, but they do contain a high amount of mono-caffeoyl- and mono-feruloyl-quinic acids, di-caffeoyl- and di-feruloyl-quinic acids.