BERLIN, November 16th. / TAX /. Scientists from the University of Ulm (Germany) have found that the juice of some plants, as well as green tea, can be useful in suppressing the new coronavirus and the flu. The scientists’ conclusions are published in an article in the bioRxiv electronic library.
Researchers found that aronia, pomegranate juice and green tea have good antiviral properties. So, for example, after five minutes of treatment with aronia juice, the activity of the coronavirus decreases by 96% and that of the flu by 99%. When exposed to tea and pomegranate juice, coronavirus activity decreased by 80%.
As scientists note, respiratory viruses initially accumulate in the nasopharynx region, where they subsequently escalate and spread throughout the body, but if they are suppressed early on, this can relieve the symptoms of these diseases, prevent spread through the respiratory tract and also reduce the possibility of transmission of the disease from person to person.
“We found that the juice of aronia (Aronia melanocarpa), pomegranate (Punica granatum) and green tea (Camellia sinensis) has anti-rush properties against both viruses and washing [указанными жидкостями] can reduce the viral load on the oral cavity “, – says, in particular, in a study by German scientists.