A Nobel Prize for Chinese Herbs

Tu Youyou has received a nobel prize for creating a drug from the Chinese Medicine herb Qing Hao(wormwood). The extraction she made was used to create a drug that fights malaria extremely effectively. 

Qing Hao in Chinese medicine has been used to treat high fevers and malaria before it was even known what was causing the high fevers.

Here are a few articles about the Nobel Prize for you to read if you are interested. 

NYTIMES
Fortune