A very helpful site is: www.anamed.net where there is a do it yourself system for rural folk with this herb. We use this herb in our NATURE FRESH Parasite Remedy and have done good trials, especially in Africa . It also helps to ward off gut bugs and other parasites. Artemesia tablets are available from some companies like NORDMAN.
1 Anamed method: 1 photo canister = 5g or 20ml of dried artemesia leaves is boiled in 1 litre of water. Fresh: 10 g or a small handful of leaves. Allow to cool and strain. Drink this every day to treat Malaria. It is also taken by each person every day when there is a high risk of Malaria. (In season, after rain, near water, etc.) It also deals with parasites and gut infections, etc.
2: To process artemesia leaves, simply strip them off the stems and dry on newspapaer. Then roll up the package. Do not keep in plastic as it gets mouldy. The dried leaf weighs 1/2 that of fresh leaf and is 1/2 the volume.
FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, BABIES, PETS, ETC.
1 Our NATURE FRESH olive leaf tablets or the tincture are used to both treat and prevent Malaria.
2 Homeopathic remedies to prevent Malaria are sold at health shops: PEGASUS or other brands are good.
3 The use of green flax shoots for preventing and treating Mararia is cheap, easy and practical. Flax shoot tablets come from BIOHARMONY. Home method: The green tips are grown from linseeds/flaxseeds in a seed tray. Cut off the green tips when they are 6cm high. Only the fresh green shoots (not the seeds) destroys the plasmodium parasite from the mosquito that causes Malaria. Use about a tablespoon a day in juice or make a tincture with vodka. When you take green flax, the mozzies don't like your smell and stay away. You can use the tincture on skin.
To rely only on mozzie repellents and toxic nets to sleep in is not 100% reliable, as you can get bitten.
How to grow Artemesia from cuttings Artemesia Afra (wilde als) grows in most regions throughout Africa. It likes the sun and grows well in poor soil for a few years at a time with little watering.
1 )Take slips from woody stems where pruning took place 1 or 2 months beforehand. The tiny buds and shoots that form on the woody stick will take best.
2 )Poke these slips into well drained soil. A seed tray or in the nursery is best or in a pot in a shady area. You can use milk cartons cut in half and place 4 stems in each one with soil. Make drainage holes underneath.
3 )Water the cuttings and do not allow them to dry out. After a few weeks, they begin to root and the leaves get bigger. Plant out into the garden. For large quantities, make long trenches. Each plant needs 50cm space around it. Now water and wait!
4 )After 2 or 3 months, it is time to prune the young stems. When they are 20cm long, cut off the top half. Do this regardless of how thin the stem is. Make tea or tinctures from the off cuts. Ideally everybody needs the tea made from 10 grams of fresh leaf or 5 grams of dried leaf a day to prevent Malaria.
5 )The stem will now branch out to form a cluster of new stems. If you do not cut the stems on the baby plants, they will not bush out. Instead you get a long wispy stem with few leaves and then it goes to seed.
6 )The bushes last for many years and will produce big thick stems full of leaves. When buds appear, do not allow them to branch into flowers. Cut off the whole stem, right down to the bottom again and harvest the leaves. Dry them on newspaper to keep for tea or to give to people for their personal use.