Alchemica Botanica Qing Hao

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Herba Artemisiae annuae
Artemisia annuae (Qing Hao), widely known as wormwood, is among the best known herbs due to its association with artemisinin, an anti-malaria drug that has saved millions of lives worldwide. The best quality Qing Hao grows in Beijing, Chongching, Chengdu, and Suzhou China. The bittersweet aroma of steam distilled Qing Hao clears and cools the eyes, the forehead and the mind, offering a refreshing feeling of renewal. Its affinity is to the kidney, liver and gallbladder meridians, and main functions are intended to clear summer, Yin Xu and blood xu heat. Like all essential oils, it is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.

Common Uses
* For low fever, stifling sensation in chest, headache, dizziness, or heavy limbs.
* For steaming bone fever without sweating, afternoon fever, constant low-grade fever, five palms heat.
* Cool blood and stop bleeding. Chronic febrile disorders where heat enters Ying level, nighttime fevers and chills in the morning, thirst, flushed face, irritability, nosebleeds, purpuric rash.
* Clear liver heat and brighten eyes.
* Malaria disorders with chills and fever.

Major known chemical constituents: artemisinin (a sesquiterpine lactone)

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.
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