Artemisinin is the main treatment for babesia the german clininc i am being treated at uses. I no longer have Babesia symptoms, but i've never had much, they just use it on all patients with tick borne diseases. I was wondering why, then i found out last year:
It is not only good for Babesia, last year there were some research papers about it tested on Borrelia, and it is twice more effective than Doxy, on persisters
Antiviral agents zanamivir, nevirapine, and tilorone (orally active interferon inducer) had good activity against stationary phase B. burgdorferi. Antimalarial agents artemisinin, methylene blue, and quidaldine blue were found to have good activity against stationary phase B. burgdorferi (Table 1). Antihelmintic and antiparasitic agents that had activity against B. burgdorferi included toltrazuril, tartar emetic, potassium antimonyl tartrate trihydrate, oxantel, closantel, hycanthone, pyrimethamine, and tetramisole (Table 1). These drugs with high activity against stationary phase B. burgdorferi in vitro are good potential candidates for drug combination studies and for further evaluation in animal models.
I was cdc blood positive for babesia duncani before I was on arteminsin ( just amazon version ) and after treatment I am in remission. My LLMD pulsed it high dose 1000mg for 7-10 days x 3 times. He did not want resistance to occur and even called me up to remind me to stop taking it after 10 days. I am thankful for that. The Herx can be wily. I am aware arteminsin is not effective on all babesia but given the cost and toxicity of mepron I figured I would try Arteminsin first.
Babesia duncaii, tularemia, mycoplasma, protomyxzoa, dengue fever - in remission. Bartonella still hanging around.