Artemisinin inhibits the activation of spinal TLR4 transmembrane protein during postoperative pain. The ART nanocapsule had a more potent and longer antinociceptive effect than free ART or morphine. Whether in animals or humans, pain management to date has been achieved through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids that may not always be…
Artennua is an optimized version of Artemisia annua, a medicinal plant used for centuries in Chinese Medicine that is the only natural source of Artemisinin. Artemisinin is the molecule recommended by the WHO to treat malaria.
Artemisinin, its derivatives, and other secondary metabolites contained in the plant Artemisia annua, have the potential to treat a broad range of diseases and afflictions. However, Artemisia annua produces very low quantities of artemisinin and thus its global supply is limited.
As scientists and social entrepreneurs, we have used natural plant biopharming methods to improve some characteristics of the Artemisia annua plant meaning its therapeutic properties can now be exploited more extensively.