Artemisia annua, Hyb8001r

This website provides information about a new variety of Artemisia annua, Hyb8001r, which is available for purchase from East-West Seed International

The medicinal plant Artemisia annua produces artemisinin, the active ingredient for anti-malaria drugs called Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs).

Malaria is a major global health problem: there were 212 million new cases of malaria in 2015 and an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths. The greatest malaria burden is for the African region.