06 December 2006


The Artemisia Project - treatment for malaria

Tea made from the leaves of Artemisia annua is an inexpensive and effective treatment for malaria, which originated in China. Trials of Artemisia annua 'Anamed', a variety suited to hot climates, are under way at the Gambian National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). Pageant is providing funds for NARI to grow plants, to distribute them to several villages, and then to train villagers in cultivation and further propagation by cuttings. (more details)

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