Artemisia annua, also known as Sweet Wormwood, is active against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. -see article at the end

Is Israel’s attention -and most of the rest of the world- only fixed now on the name Pfizer??

Artemisia monosperma, Artemisia deliliana, Artemisia inculta,
Hebrew: לענה חד-זרעית, Arabic: عدار-عاذر, Egypt: ليل

Scientific name: Artemisia monosperma Delile
Synonym name: Artemisia deliliana Besser, Artemisia inculta Sieber ex DC.
Hebrew name: לענה חד-זרעית
Arabic name: عدار-عاذر
Egypt: ليل
Family: Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

As COVID-19 cases rise in Haiti, president looks into Madagascar’s purported miracle cure
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES
MAY 20, 2020 07:13 AM, UPDATED MAY 20, 2020 03:00 PMsz1w2qqqax

The president of Madagascar, the large island off the southeastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, has been touting a homemade plant-based drink as a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, the deadly disease that has scientists everywhere scrambling to find a cure.

Now it seems that Haiti, which is seeing a worrying rise in its novel coronavirus infections, may be looking to join the list of nations placing orders for the purported cure despite misgivings by the World Health Organization and no clinical evidence that the herbal concoction works.

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse and Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina both discussed the drink during a video conference on Tuesday. The drink is derived from the artemisia plant, which has long been used in the treatment of malaria, and other indigenous herbs.

Moïse announced the meeting in a Monday night tweet and later shared a video clip of the encounter on his Twitter feed. He said that both governments’ scientific groups established to provide advice on the COVID-19 response will soon meet.

Madagascar, which reported its first death from the coronavirus on Sunday, has reported 322 COVID-19 cases.

Rajoelina began making international headlines last month after he launched the concoction, drinking from a branded bottle filled with an orange liquid. At the time, he said the drink had cured two people.

In the clip shared Tuesday by Moïse of their meeting, Rajoelina said the plant has proven its efficiency for many years including back in 2003 with SARS.

“Back then, we were able in fact to heal a large part of the patients through artemisia extracts, that’s why our researchers have pushed the research through medicinal plants,” Rajoelina said.

Artemia annua [China[ has been re-discovered for the treatment of malaria in the last century

Recent lab studies by chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) in close collaboration with virologists at Freie Universität Berlin have shown that extract from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua, also known as Sweet Wormwood, is active against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://research.med.uky.edu/news/artemisia-annua-could-be-promising-treatment-covid-19