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?