Sweet Annie tincture
For support with fever and virus recovery :::
Sweet Annie also known as sweet wormwood, annual wormwood, Qinghao or huánghuāhāo is part of the Artemisia genus (so related to beloveds Mugwort and Wormwood.) Native to temperate Asia and a valued herb in Vietnamese Folk Herbalism, it was simple tea infusions of Sweet Annie during the American/Vietnam War which kept many Vietnamese soldiers alive through repeated malaria infections. This case study along with being used as an antimalarial herb in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years – cooling and clearing heat from our bodies – lead it to being one of the most globally studied herbs in 2020 for it’s efficacy in support through COVID-19 infections and fevers. (See 2021 study in the ‘Scientific Reports’ journal. ) So as we navigate our way out of an ongoing global pandemic and the subsequent spike and increased intensity of viral infections that we’ve been seeing in colds, flus, RSV etc, Sweet Annie may be a welcome addition to your home medicine cabinet to offer support to you and yours for fever support as well as an antiviral, expectorant, diaphoretic (when taken warm), diuretic (when taken cold), immune stimulant, liver and digestive stimulant.
Remember: that fevers are a natural and healthy immune system response but always observe for high fevers which do not break after 24 to 48 hours and seek emergency medical assistance as needed. This tincture is for support in mild to moderate fevers, not extreme ones.
Adults: Take up to 40 drops in a glass of water or tea, up to 3 times daily over a few days until feeling recovered.
To calculate dosage for children: (by Youngs method) Add 12 to child’s age and divide their age by this total (eg. dosage for a 4 year old: 4+12=16. age 4 divided by total 16 = 0.25 = a quarter of adult dosage = up to 10 drops).
Contraindications: Not to be used with diarrhoea. May cause allergic reactions or dermatitis in some people.
Safety advisory: DO NOT TAKE DURING PREGNANCY.
Not recommended if breastfeeding.
Ingredients: organically grown Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua), vodka 40%
Please remember: while these plant medicines are crafted with intentions to support you through times of trauma or stress, they are not meant to replace community support or a good doctor/therapist. If you need help, please seek it. You deserve it.
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