allAfrica.com: Nigeria: The Country Gets Tea Against Malaria

Since it was introduced from Nigeria, artemisa plant has adapted and produced in Nigeria, better in the North with more sunshine.

Trials are in a second phase, but cultivating the plant has been limited to less than 50 hectares of land in the absence of technology to extract artemisinin from the plant–the active ingredient needed for antimalarial by pharmaceutical companies.

Nigeria is looking to acquire a $5 million, 10-tonne-capacity patented extraction technology from Vietnam after similar negotiations with China–where the plant is indigenous–floundered.

via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: The Country Gets Tea Against Malaria.

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