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Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render coronavirus harmless

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By Shannon, SoraNews24

While COVID-19 vaccines are still in development and many parts of the world are still on lockdown and social distancing to prevent its spread, universities and research facilities all over the world are racing to find possible cures and remedies for the contagious virus.

Take persimmon tannin juice, for instance. It has been traditionally used as a dye for ages, but recent research at Nara Medical University has revealed a surprising feature of the liquid – in highly concentrated doses, it can render the coronavirus virtually harmless.

Researchers at Nara Medical University tested this by mixing coronavirus, saliva, and persimmon tannin juice, then leaving the mixture to sit for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes were up, the virus had been detoxified.

However, there’s a catch. It’s not juice from just any old persimmons, and it has to be prepared a certain way. The mixture used was created by first juicing astringent or unripe persimmons, fermenting them, and aging them.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you should go out and buy a bunch of persimmons. Simply eating a ripe fruit won’t do anything. Extensive trials and research still needs to be conducted as to the appropriate potency and time required to nullify COVID-19, but it can be comforting for some to know that a potential natural cure is in the works (and just in time for persimmon season in Japan, too).

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The price of persimmons is set to skyrocket!

21 ( +21 / -0 )

A really pointless “article”, that is conjecture, at best. People are dying, being left seriously ill, economies and lives ruined, and it is this sort of frivolous nonsense that sees our “faith” in the “news” tested. Why even post this? Seriously.

27 ( +31 / -4 )

Let's wait for the peer-reviewed report in a reputable journal before buying the kaki orchard.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

Good for persimmon! -  Most think of persimmon as only in the orient, but perhaps now it will become more popular Internationally.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Kapuna:

Oh my god, you just know persimmons are going to be flying off from the supermarket shelves, despite what it says in the article. In March it was natto because the vitamin K in natto was supposed to protect you from covid. Bananas disappeared a few years back because some fat celeb swore by the banana diet.

17 ( +17 / -0 )

I mean, this does seem like a bit of woo-hoo scammery in order to sell the fruit, doesn't it.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

woo-woo, even. :D

5 ( +6 / -1 )

meh, lots of things "kill" the virus quickly and easily when tried outside of the body, but that is meaningless to treat or prevent the disease. Checking recently published articles and preprints there are more than 2-300 things (drugs, extracts, teas, etc.) that do the same, some even work when highly diluted... when tried on cell cultures.

Maybe one or two of these hundreds of things will have an effect when tried on animal experiments, and less than 1 out of 10 things that work on animals actually can be used safely on humans.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

So how many labs or institutions actually have stocks of serious viruses that could, possibly, leak into the general population? Do they have Ebola too?

(I do have a Kaki tree and I do like making homemade alcoholic refreshments, so, nothing to lose)

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

You have got to be kidding, I remember when water melon improved eye sight. So stupid.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

*message sponsored by Japan Persimmon Growers Cooperative Association. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the positions of any entity other than of the author(s).

8 ( +8 / -0 )

The amount of quackery on TV here beggars belief, but this ramps things up a notch!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

This will be on the shopping channel before you can say "that's a bargain, Mr Mayor!"

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I'm pretty sure there will be someone out there who will be marketing booze or any other product made from persimmon and cite this study to make a quick yen. I'm also expecting that some people will jump into this bandwagon and start squirrel away heaps of persimmons for the supposed benefit. I like to keep an open mind that there are natural remedies that we haven't yet tried that might cure this virus, but I will bet that if there is already something like that, big pharma and governments will shut them up and push their hastily-made vaccine instead.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Chat Ta matte, if you buy it now you'll also get two tubes of tooth paste, and if you ring in the next 30 min you are eligible for our free cancer killing banana set.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why not??, could be..

Many crybbs tears here..

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Well, that explains why the next Nobel prize is already being discussed and redirected to said University, and why this has been published in all languages around the world and they are ready to do stage three testing on humans and announce the cure... oh wait.

"However, there’s a catch. It’s not juice from just any old persimmons, and it has to be prepared a certain way."

And I'm going to go ahead and guess that, merely by coincidence, it is the JA Chikuzen persimmon farmer's cooperative (or whatever) that knows how to do it and just so happens to be in a position to sell the specially prepared and Japan-unique fruit, and even it's extracted juice, and who also happened to sponsor this article.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Even by Japanese persimmon standards this is pretty tasteless.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

A really pointless “article”, that is conjecture, at best. People are dying, being left seriously ill, economies and lives ruined, and it is this sort of frivolous nonsense that sees our “faith” in the “news” tested. Why even post this? Seriously.

I was thinking the same thing. If you put 80 proof liquor saliva and corona, wonder what would happen to the virus? Maybe the tannin works, but wouldnt any toxin?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Autumn season approaching !

Perfect time for COVID19 beating Persimmon right? lol

This article is a load of rubbish!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I was thinking the same thing. If you put 80 proof liquor saliva and corona, wonder what would happen to the virus?

Ethanol at concentrations beginning at 85.2 proof is effective against coronaviruses within 30 sec

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I'd like to point out a few problems with the article.

First, the headline. While it does contain the qualifier "may" it is also clearly written to suggest that this "may" be a meaningful cure or treatment for Coronavirus, an interpretation buttressed by the first paragraph of the article which clearly provides that as the context. This is at odds with what the actual researchers themselves said in their press conference, which I just watched, at which they are very clear that this is NOT a cure or treatment for coronavirus. At no point in the article are the scientists themselves quoted and the qualifications in the last two paragraphs of the article do not provide enough information to understand what significance, if any, this research has. Its also very important to note that this research has not been published in any form whatsoever , nor has it been subject to any peer review.

Also, the fact that a liquid can make Coronavirus harmless is not a breakthrough - we already know that a lot of liquids can do that in certain conditions. None of them are actually useful as treatments at this point.

Also, this is a minor point, but if you are going to write a science article, know science:

When the 10 minutes were up, the virus had been detoxified.

The virus is not a toxin so it can't be "detoxified".

Also, if you are going to be hosting news articles about topics of extreme importance to public health, its really imperative that you have actual science reporters, or rely on news services which provide them. This is an article written by a person only identified by her first name, who clearly just watched a one minute news clip and summarized what she saw in a blog like way. Which is OK if the subject of the article is not this important and its on a blog. But this is important. And this is one of the lead articles on this news website right now. The fact that this is not a firsthand news article but rather a secondary account of what the author saw on the news should be disclosed in the article itself with a disclaimer of some sort ("according to a news conference reported on XYZ").

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Next is avocado, then fig, then plum, and.... chocolate???

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sound to me like they have a lot of dead stock they need to get rid of quickly.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Just the type of nonsense research that typically gets funded in Japanese universities.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

You would think that some of the people posting on here don't want there to be a cure. Jeez!

Nature is nearly always the best medicine, so it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if there's some truth in this.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

If this is kaki shibu, I have it on my floor. It's an all-natural product used as a traditional woodstain.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yes that's it, just read about it.

Seems also drank like regular juice

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Seriously. This is getting out of hand. Every month there is a new corona fighter here. Every month it disappears off of store shelves.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Hopefully Trump won't hear about this and start recommending people inject themselves with persimmon juice.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

a kind of cleaning.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@serendipitous1

Hopefully Trump won't hear about this and start recommending people inject themselves with persimmon juice.

I'm sure he thinks its a new tanning product.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

And Nara is known for its persimmons so this is kind of a plug for Go To Campaigners.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

“Japanese study shows” yea.. I’ll take that with a grain of salt. Maybe salt cures it too.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Just like when bananas fly off the shelves in Japan every few months because of the "banana diet" or bread with the "bread diet."

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This article sponsored by: The Persimmon Growers of Japan... lol

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Just another bit of news that will have me scoffing them even more this winter!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Hopefully Trump won't hear about this and start recommending people inject themselves with persimmon juice.

He'll turn a darker shade of orange.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Ahhh, the unique Japanese persimmon..

0 ( +0 / -0 )

One can drink 70+ percent alcohol to kill the virus too, but I am not sure what condition one will be afterwards...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Pukey2Sep. 17  02:35 pm JST

Kapuna:

Oh my god, you just know persimmons are going to be flying off from the supermarket shelves, despite what it says in the article. In March it was natto because the vitamin K in natto was supposed to protect you from covid. Bananas disappeared a few years back because some fat celeb swore by the banana diet.

Let's not forget in Australia and soon enough America back in March, toilet paper virtually vanished from the store shelves and some dirtbags were buying truckloads of it to sell to others to make mo money! It was a ratrace and a panic. And it didn't need to be one.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why do I have the feelings that some SCAMMERS will soon be claiming that their Persimmon juice renders COVID-19 based on this research!? just wait and see.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This has to be an add funded by the growers.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Oh my goodness! Let's just invite all the price gougers to explode the prices of their product because of this silly assumption! I LOVE kaki! Guess this year I ain't eatin' none!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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