Artemisia annua anamed for external use

Infected wounds

Infected wounds: Gently boil leaves for 20 minutes in very little water, and lay this paste on the wound. Change twice a day. For closed boils, use garlic, see Chapter 2.

Eye Infections

Many people in the Tropics are blind (trachoma) because, as babies or young children, when troubled by flies, they could not afford expensive pharmaceuticals or a doctor. The following two recipes are only for emergencies when sterile eye drops or eye ointment are not available. Europeans should be cautious, as they often have an allergic reaction to artemisia pollen: Ensure that they are not allergic, and that the tea with which they bathe their eyes is made only from leaves, and not from flowers!

Recipe A:

Boil 25 g of fresh or dried artemisia leaves with 1 cup of water (200 ml) for 5 minutes, and then filter through a (coffee) paper filter. Put a clean cotton cloth into this tea and briefly boil again. Leave to cool and put the wet cloth onto your eyes for about 5 minutes.

Recipe B:

Mix 10 g of clean, dried and pulverised artemisia leaves (without flowers) with 100 ml olive oil and 10 g bees wax. Heat in a clean saucepan (without water bath), stirring constantly. Using a thermometer keep the mixture at 95-100 degrees centigrade for 15 minutes. Filter immediately through paper filter and pour into clean containers (e.g. seal 5 g into small polythene bags). Use on eye infections on an experimental basis. Even in disaster areas work so as to keep everything as sterile as possible. With both recipes, repeat this treatment several times a day. Treat your eyes also with aloe gel, and support this treatment by drinking artemisia tea internally.

Skin problems; athlete’s foot, haemorrhoids, eczema

Use artemisia ointment for its mild antiseptic effect. Pulverise 5 g (for haemorrhoids 2.5 g) of artemisia leaves and mix with 100 ml of vegetable oil (the best is olive oil, otherwise peanut or sunflower oil). Heat this mixture on a water bath for 1 hour. Filter the mixture through a cloth, add 10 g of melted beeswax and immediately pour into containers (e.g. clean film canisters). Use within 1 year. Always apply on WET skin and rub in well. With this ointment we have had good experiences with children with eczema, where the doctor could only think of cortisone... 

Infected Wounds

Gently boil leaves for 20 minutes in very little water, and lay this paste on the wound. Change twice a day. For closed boils, use garlic.

Note: this text is no substitute for medical advice. Dr. Hans-Martin Hirt is professional pharmacist, he does not run a pharmacy. He works full-time in the development partnership. He isn’t oncologist. The organization “anamed” can only offer A-3 tea and Moringa powder as raw materials, neither is accredited as medicines. “anamed” promotes home-growing these plants, especially where no doctors work anymore! For detailed literature, see

FAQ on other diceases

... and some answers

Tea leaves or tea powder?

If you order A-3 tea normal at us we send you “open leaves” (“broken”) as you similar know it from peppermint tea. The advantage: you can convince yourself from the high quality: little (ineffective) stipes, no (allergenic) flowers, no discoloured leaves. You make tea of it.
Should you prefer A-3 tea powder, so you can either shred it a bit by hand (with a teaspoon in a cup) or pound it with a mortar or more pulverulent with a common electric (fly cutter) coffee grinder. It is cheaper for you if you do it yourself. If not we do it for you and charge you 1 Euro per 50 g additionally.
This A-3 powder you take directly instead of a tea (mixed with yogurt, peanut butter or banana). Please give always the order number. Prices:


item order number Euro
A-3 Feuilles de thé broyées (broken), 50g A-3-B50 ****
A-3 Feuilles de thé broyées (broken), 500g A-3-B500 ****
A-3 Feuilles de thé broyées (broken), 1000g A-3-B1000 ****
A-3 Feuilles de thé en poudre (ground), 50 g A-3-G50 ****
A-3 Feuilles de thé en poudre (ground), 500 g A-3-G500 ****
A-3 Feuilles de thé en poudre (ground), 1000 g A-3-G1000 ****
Moringa oleifera feuilles en poudre, 100g MOR-G100 ****
Euphorbia hirta herb, 30g EUP-30 ****

Last update on 09.12.2014 by Hans-Martin Hirt.

What role does Moringa play?

Moringa oleifera powdered leaves are used as a tumour substance in many countries. Its main usage is as a general immune systems stimulus. We often use it in combination with Artemisia for long-term treatments (AIDS, cancer, borreliosis etc.) Aids patients in Africa have emphasised to us that Artemisia therapy must always be supplemented by Moringa. Scientific literature states that Moringa slows the enzymatic decomposition of medicines [1] This could then mean that a combination of Moringa with Artemisia leads to Artemisia compounds staying in the bloodstream for longer:
501/ powdered leaves 100g (price list)

[1]: Moringa: „Significant CYP3A4 inhibitory effects were found, with IC50 values of 0.5 and 2.5 mg/ml for leaf-methanol and leaf-water extracts, respectively “J Infect Dev Ctries. 2008 Oct 1;2(5):379-83.:Moringa oleifera leaf extracts inhibit 6beta-hydroxylation of testosterone by CYP3A4.      Monera TG, Wolfe AR, Maponga CC, Benet LZ, Guglielmo J.:/

Last update on 09.12.2014 by Hans-Martin Hirt.

What is the approximately proportion of volume and weight?

Artemisia tea leaves ("broken"):

1 level teaspoonful 0.4 g
1 slightly heaped teaspoon 1.25 g
1 very heaped teaspoon 1.5 g

Artemisia tealeaves as powder:

1 level teaspoonful 0.6 g
1 slightly heaped teaspoon 2.0 g
1 very heaped teaspoon 3.0 g

Moringa powder:

1 level teaspoonful 1.0 g
1 slightly heaped teaspoon 3.0 g
1 very heaped teaspoon 5.0 g

Last update on 09.12.2014 by Hans-Martin Hirt.

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