Artemisia is effective both as prophylaxis and treatment of malaria. Prophylaxis is nothing more than treatment in anticipation of yet hidden symptoms.
Artemisia given correctly will abort the infection before it develops into malaria. A person who has not taken preventative treatment or prophylaxis can still be treated for malaria by tripling the dose should symptoms appear. Symptoms of malaria mimic a flu-like illness. This dosage should be maintained for between 10 to 30 days, depending on the kind of parasite. Medical attention should always be sought when symptoms appear. A parasite count is vital for assessing the effectiveness of the treatment.