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- Floyd E. Dowell; Donghai Wang; Xiaorong Wu; Kayla M. Dowell
- American Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 2014 v.2 no.1 pp. 1-7
- Artemisia annua; artemisinin; near-infrared spectroscopy; plant extracts
- ... The antimalarial artemisinin is produced by Artemisia annua L and can be used to kill the protozoan parasite Plasmodium, which is spread by mosquitoes. Artemisinin is extracted from these plants through tea preparation. The artemisinin content of the tea varies depending on how much artemisinin was extracted. There is currently no rapid means of measuring the artemisinin content of the tea. We stu ...