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Artemisinin

Artemisinin, a pearl in traditional Chinese medicine.

Tu Youyou, the Chinese pharmacologist who discovered artemisinin,won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this critical research achievement.Tu Youyou also became the first local Chinese scientist to receive the Nobel Prize. In addition to its role in the treatment of malaria,artemisinin has been confirmed in research to inhibit inflammatory factors,promote tumor cell apoptosis, enhance immunity,and have certain therapeutic effects on diseases such as malignant tumors, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and lupus erythematosus.

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