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Scientists have proven the effectiveness of sweet wormwood against the coronavirus

Sweet wormwood, which is grown in Croatia, is effective against viruses, bacteria and all other pathogens that threaten the proper functioning of our body, and is found in the unique Macerat 14.

Humans and plants are connected on all dimensions in the ecosystem. Our world is a harmonious interweaving of subtle elements, where man has successfully used the intelligence of plants throughout his history.

The year 2020 showed new challenges for the world and people, but it also showed thatplants provide humans with a strong defense mechanism against disease. Sweet wormwood has shown antiviral activity before, in the fight against malaria and SARS-CoV-1. Despite all our efforts to slow down the virus with classical, synthetic drugs, despite the development of vaccines, it is still there - a constant, silent threat.

What is known in phytotherapy has been scientifically confirmed again and has been showing successful results for many years. Media around the world are reporting the news that scientists from Columbia University in New York, University of Washington and Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. –sweet extracts Wormwood inhibits the reproduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of the disease COVID-19.

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Phytotherapist and apitherapist Mr. Ivo Bačlija decided to combine sweet wormwood with black cumin oil in order to enhance its antiviral and antibacterial power. Sweet wormwood and black cumin oil work together successfully against viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens that threaten the proper functioning of our body. Macerate of sweet wormwood in cold-pressed black cumin oil represents the synergy of two plants, which are strong immunomodulators, so they are used in the fight against the most serious diseases. 

Black cumin oil thanks to its seeds¹ best extracts the best of sweet wormwood, such as artemisinin, camphor, carvacrol and leuteolin and stimulates the patrolling of immune system cells in search of invasive organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi)² or abnormal cancer cells⁴, and then triggers an increase in the activity of macrophages (cells that destroy abnormal cells) and helper T-cells³ that direct killer cells to their targets. 

What does that mean? This means that in people who take black cumin there is a 55% increase in the activity of T-helper cells⁵ and a 35% increase in killer NK cells⁶, which in synergy with the additional ingredient - sweet wormwood, makes a complete product for protection against the coronavirus on a natural basis base.

On the other hand, artemisinin, quarcetin, carvacrol, camphor, luteolin from sweet wormwood become direct blockers of the initial stages of inflammation in almost all tissues and organs.¹⁰,¹¹. Black cumin, in addition to suppressing dangerous chronic inflammations, also regulates the corresponding immune function⁷,⁸,⁹. The result is improved protection of the body against cancer and infections.

In other words, black cumin seed oil offers true immune system balancing, promoting healthy immune function when needed, while suppressing immune overactivity (inflammation) when harmful. 

Black cumin and sweet wormwood together, in  Macerat 14, are definitely the best choice during the season of viral infections, but not only then.

Its protection is comprehensive, measurable and harmless.



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Karim Farmanpour-Kalalagh, Arman Beyraghdar Kashkooli , Alireza Babaei , Ali Rezaei and Alexander R. van der Krol

Ivo Bačlija, herbalistapitherapist

+The information and statements are for educational purposes and should not replace your doctor's advice.

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