What is the difference between Artemisia afra and Artemisia annua?

Artemisia afra is a perennial and not an annual plant.

It is therefore much easier to cultivate and requires much less labour as the delicate sowing process does not need to be renewed every year ! However, it is more difficult to obtain Artemisia afra seeds. Propagation is therefore done using cuttings and layering. It has the same therapeutic properties as Artemisia annua against bilharzia and malaria. In addition, it also treats tuberculosis and has biological action on Buruli ulcer.

All this without containing artemisinin!

Legally, Artemisia afra is already part of the traditional African pharmacopoeia and can therefore be sold as a medicinal plant throughout East Africa. For Artemisia annua, registration with the national herbarium is still required.