From the leaves and flowers of the mugwort or wormwood plant (lat. Artemisiaannua) artesunate we have gained control and management of unpleasant side effects and can be well applied to the patient. Artesunate is effective against all types of tumors. 
Current research at the University of Heidelberg have shown that positive Results in reduction in tumor size were confirmed in the field of cancer treatment by Artesunsate in breast cancer cells . Compared to healthy intact cells targeted, Artesunate showed results in the cancer cells. For the mechanism of action of the degenerate Artesunates in cancer cells, the increased iron content in the cancer cells is responsible .
Cancer cells require iron for their permanent cell division and have a corresponding number of receptors for increased iron absorption. It should, however be essential to avoid taking an iron or even iron infusions because iron can strongly stimulate tumor growth. The alleged lack of iron in the blood is often a failure distribution, since the iron is mostly localized in the tumor cells or to the sites of inflammation. At other blood values we can read this mechanism and decide whether artesunate is the appropriate treatment for our patients.
Artesunate builds iron into toxic oxygen radicals that destroy ( poison) the cancer cells. Artesunate has a further impact on the growth of cancerous tumors. It prevents the formation of new blood vessels, thereby affecting the energy supply to the cancer cells and may prevent the tumor to form new metastases.