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Prophylaxis of malaria by Artemisia infusions: The key role of lysine


There are many anecdotic reports or clinical trials describing the prophylactic effect of Artemisia plants against malaria and this has been documented in several peer reviewed papers. But the mechanism of this action has not been elucidated. The prophylactic effect is not due to artemisinin or its derivatives. We made a literature survey to find possible explanations. 


Artemisia, malaria, hemozoin, lysine, Covid infections