The herb used alone caused a 28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when paired with iron, sweet wormwood was able to eradicate cancer almost entirely. What’s more, normal cells were not negatively affected in the experiment by this treatment.
Artemisia annua - A University of Washington, Seattle study claims to have had success using Artemisinin in attacking cancer cells when combined with iron. Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cells. Since cancer cells uptake relatively large amount of iron than normal cells, they are more susceptible to the toxic effect of artemisinin. They covalently attached artemisinin to the iron-carrying plasma glycoprotein transferrin. The study found that . . .