The article below was written by Dr. Pierre Lutgen (see www.maladiestropicales.org and www.iwerliewen.org; email: email@example.com).
We selected three papers among many others raising concerns about the failure of ACTs.
In the Chinese paper from Liu AR et al (Zhongguo Ji Sheng Chong Xue Yu Ji Sheng Chong Bing Za Zhi. 2000;18(2):76-8
) it was documented that essential oil from a plant (also called patchouli oil) had extraordinary y synergistic properties with artesunate. This essential oil even reverses the resistance against Plasmodium berghei
in mice. Why were ACTs based on chemical and not on natural molecules?
The inhibition of Plasmodium with extracts from the Artemisia ludoviciana
plant from Mexico is up to 98,6%. The plant does not contain artemisinin (F Malagon et al. Parasitologia. 1997 ;39(1):3-7