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Artemisia Combination is an antimicrobial and anthelmintic (kills intestinal worms and parasites) product. The herbs wormwood, elecampane, cloves, and turmeric all reputation for battling parasites. Ginger is included to stimulate and calm the intestinal tract.
Wormwood (Artemesia annua) is native to dry regions of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The name wormwood arises from the plant's traditional use as an intestinal anthelmintic. Herbalists also traditionally recommended wormwood for colds, sore eyes, as a hair tonic, to control menstrual flow, and to reduce the swelling of wounds. Digestion, the liver, and gallbladder are aided by wormwood. The actions associated with wormwood are anthelmintic, homeostatic (serving to check bleeding), antiseptic, aromatic, diaphoretic (induces sweating), tonic, stomachic, and emmenapgue.
Wormwood contains 0.25 to 1.7 percent volatile oil which contains up to 35 percent thujone and other components. Thujone stuns roundworms which are then expelled through normal peristalsis. The herb also contains flavonoids, sterols, and tannins. Lactones in wormwood provide the rest of the anthelmintic properties. The German Commission E recommends wormwood for lack of appetite, dyspeptic troubles, and impairment of voluntary movement of the biliary tract.
MUGWORT is a plant found in Europe, North Africa, and Siberia. Native Americans ritualistically burned the herb in large seashells to purify bad spirits. The Indians also employed mugwort for colds, colic, bronchitis, rheumatism, and fever. Mugwort is known as a nervine for uncontrollable shaking, nervousness, and insomnia. The properties associated with this herb are cholagogue, digestive, carminative (reduces flatulence), antispasmodic, anthelmintic, vulnerary (wound healing), diaphoretic, and bitter tonic.
Mugwort has an essential oil (0.03 to 0.3 percent) which contains over 100 identified components (including thujone). The essential oil has repellent, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Several constituents act to decrease degradation of the cells of the stomach and esophagus lining, protecting them from degeneration and from the excess secretion of the proteolytic (protein digesting) acids that cause irritation.
ELECAMPANE is a perennial herb collected when the plant is three years old. In folk medicine, the properties associated with elecampane are stomachic (promotes stomach secretions), carminative (reduces flatulence), cholagogue (empties the gall bladder and/or stimulates the production of bile), diuretic, anthelmintic (kills intestinal worms and parasites), and for menstrual flow.
Elecampane consists of inulin, mucilage, terpenoids, and volatile oils which contain sesquiterpene lactones. One of the sesquiterpene lactones, alantolactone, expels intestinal worms in humans. Roundworm, threadworm, hookworm, and whipworm infections have been treated with alantolactone. In a study of plant lactones, alantolactone and isoalantolactone taken from elecampane were among the few reported to exhibit the highest bactericidal and fungicide properties in vitro (outside the living body) and in vivo (inside the living body).
CLOVES come from an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. Traditional Chinese physicians have employed the herb to treat indigestion, diarrhea, ringworm, and fungal infections. The actions associated with cloves are stimulant, stomachic, carminative, aromatic, digestive, germicide, astringent (contracts tissues inhibiting the flow of blood or mucus), antiemetic, antispasmodic, and antiseptic.
Cloves have 15 to 20 percent essential oil which contains most of the active components.One component, eugeniin, exhibits strong antiviral activity against the Herpes simplex virus. Cloves have broad antimicrobial activities against Gram-positive, Gram-negative, acid-fast bacteria, and fungi. Anthelmintic and larvicid3.1 properties are also found in studies using doves.
TURMERIC is a perennial herb of the ginger family. Ayurvedic medicine considers turmeric a cleansing herb for the whole body. Chinese medicine recommended turmeric for similar medical problems. The properties turmeric possesses are antioxidant, cholagogue, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-mutagenic, antifungal, antibacterial, carminative, and stomachic.
Serious research on turmeric began in Germany in the 1920s. Turmeric contains three major antioxidant curcuminoids; curcumin is the most significant of the three. The essential oil consists of 60 percent sesquiterpene ketones, known as turerones. Animal studies demonstrate a hepato-protective effect. In laboratory tests, turmeric fights protozoa and kills intestinal parasites.
GINGER is used medicinally is the thick tuberous rhizome (the underground stem). Ginger acts as a carminative, antiemetic, spasmolytic, peripheral circulatory stimulant, and anti-inflammatory. Ginger's pungent principles (ginerol and derivatives) are considered the active components. The pharmacological properties of ginger found in experimental studies are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, choleretic (promotes bile secretion by the liver), thermogenic, and antibiotic. Ginger is able to kill the vaginal parasite Trichomonas vagina/is. As a stimulant to the gastrointestinal tract, ginger increases both peristalsis and tone of the intestinal muscle.
SPEARMINT is a plant from the mint family. The different mint species share common characteristics and chemical properties. Spearmint is known for the following properties: diaphoretic, carminative, diuretic, stimulant, and antispasmodic. The volatile oil contains the primary active components. Its principle use is as a digestive aid. Spearmint is also employed to cure nausea.
GARLIC is a member of the lily family; garlic has a place in history as both food and medicine. Pliny used garlic in 61 prescriptions for ailments ranging from leprosy to tapeworms. In China, garlic is part of a treatment for digestive difficulties, diarrhea, dysentery (amoebic and bacterial), snakebites, vaginal trichomoniasis, pinworms, and fungal infections. 10 Folk medicine recommends garlic for the removal of worms and other parasites.
The active constituents in garlic are in the volatile oil which contains diallyl disulphide, allylpropyl disulphide, and glucoside alliin (hydrolyzes to allicin upon enzyme reaction).Allicin and other components are larvacidal and bactericidal against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi (especially Candida albicans). Research has found that the presence of allicin and allyl sulfide is responsible for garlic's effect against common intestinal parasites like roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, and hookworms.
Artemisia Combination (100 capsules)