Artemisia vulgaris

An herbal remedy containing the leaves and/or flowering tops of a species of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) with potential anticachexia activity. Upon oral consumption, Artemisia absinthium may decrease production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-alpha. As increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines is correlated with decreased appetite and weight loss, Artemisia absinthium may increase appetite and improve weight gain. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

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