Artemisia annua, Hyb8001r

This website provides information about an established variety of Artemisia annua, Hyb8001r.

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 219 million new cases of malaria in 2017 and an estimated 435,000 malaria-related deaths. The greatest malaria burden is for the African region.