Coronavirus: What do we know about the Artemisia plant?

Madagascar attracted a lot of attention in April when the African island nation announced it was using a local plant to combat coronavirus.

A drink using Artemisia plant extracts was promoted by its leader, President Andry Rajoelina.

There’s no evidence so far that this plant – whose compounds do work against malaria – can combat Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

So what do we know about the plant and its properties?

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