Native to Europe and Asia, Sweet Annie is now considered a common weed and can be found growing in North America. Traditional use of Sweet Annie included the treatment of infectious diarrhea, malaria and parasites. Today, its most common use is the treatment of malaria, where the plant is taken to a laboratory and altered. It has anti-parasitic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
Sweet Annie may be useful in the treatment of bacterial infections; dysentery and tuberculosis, worms, parasites, mites, fungal and viral infections; the common cold, upset stomach, yellowed skin, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders, stomach pain, painful menstrual periods, joint pain, arthritis, bruises, sprains and joint pain.
WARNING: Side effects may include upset stomach and vomiting. Signs of allergic reaction include cough and rash. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.