Artecin [Chinese Wormwood]

Thorne Research


Herbal extract of Chinese wormwood (Artemisia annua) for promoting gut health*

  • helps maintain a normal balance of bacteria and other microbes in the intestines*
  • enhances digestive enzyme and bile acid secretion*
  • referred to by traditional herbalists as a “bitter” and “carminative” because of its positive effect on digestion*

Artemisia annua (Chinese wormwood or Sweet Annie), a member of the Compositae family, acts as a bitter and carminative, and has been used traditionally for nutritional support of the gastrointestinal tract.* It can also promote digestion by enhancing secretion of digestive enzymes and bile.* Its most important mechanism of action is to help maintain a healthy balance of normal bacteria in the intestines.*