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World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014, 2(1), 10-16
DOI: 10.12691/jnh-2-1-2
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Process Study of Anti-Malaria Product from Artemisia Annua

Seid Yimer1 and Omprakash Sahu1,

1Department of Chemical Engineering, KIOT, Wollo University, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: February 21, 2014

Cite this paper:
Seid Yimer and Omprakash Sahu. Process Study of Anti-Malaria Product from Artemisia Annua. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014; 2(1):10-16. doi: 10.12691/jnh-2-1-2

Abstract

Malaria disease is endemic in least developed countries like Ethiopia. This disease is caused by protozoa of the genus Plasmodium infection that is easily recognizable from the symptoms of prolonged fever. The rapid development of drug-resistant malaria parasite strain leaves the need for new effective anti-malarial drugs. Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone found in the leaves and flowers of plants Artemisia annua L and have different chemical structures and higher efficacy than others. The plant Artemisia annua is the sole source of artemisinin in the industry. The main objective of the project was to provide a simple, rapid, cost effective, environmental friendly and practical method for the isolation of artemisinin from the plant Artemisia annua Furthermore, this work was focus on the mass and energy balance calculation of the antibiotic Artemisia annua in the large scale industry.

Keywords:
Artemisia annua L. extraction feasibility hexane malaria sesquiterpene lactone

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