Use of Artemisinin (Qinghaosu) derivatives in the treatment of malaria

Afr J Health Sci. 1998 Feb;5(1):8-11.


Derivatives of the Chinese herbal remedy ginghaosu (artemisinin) are useful in the treatment of multiple-drug resistant malaria. This review covers the discovery, development, clinical pharmacology and toxicology of these compounds, with emphasis on those derivatives currently in use in parts of Africa.