Artemisia, from malaria to coronavirus

This book (available in French) presents in an accessible way the history of the uses of Artemisia annua (annual mugwort of Chinese origin) and Artemisia afra (its African cousin) as well as the most recent scientific research carried out on them. Their ability to treat malaria more cheaply and effectively than the treatments offered by the pharmaceutical industry is only one of the virtues of these plants. They could prove to be a valuable line of defense against the current coronavirus pandemic and other contemporary pathologies.

Jean-Luc Galabert is an ethnobotanist anthropologist, medicinal plant grower, editor and author. He is a consultant with the Rwandan consultancy Inter-Culturel, which is dedicated to the analysis, evaluation and coordination of projects, and which promotes the implementation of endogenous and eco-responsible solutions to African problems.

Together with La Maison de l’Artemisia, he has participated in writing reviews of scientific studies and advocacy for the implementation of clinical trials of Artemisia annua in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.