Experts around the world continue to fight the coronavirus, which has new strains.
Recently, Japanese scientists from Nara Medical University in Kashihara conducted an experimental study aimed at treating infections.
Scientists have found that the tannin contained in persimmons reduces the likelihood of infection with coronavirus or the development of a severe course of the disease. Experiments on hamsters have shown that the use of tannin reduces the likelihood of infection or the development of a severe form of the disease.
The scientists presented their results in the journal Scientific Reports. The researchers delivered tannin obtained from persimmons into the oral cavity of hamsters. Animals that were not given tannin had a higher viral load and signs of pneumonia in the lungs three days later.
Persimmon is popular in many countries, but especially in Asia. It is called the fruit of paradise because of the high content of various vitamins. So persimmon contains vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and B3, phosphorus, calcium, iron, sodium. And the presence of potassium and magnesium in the fruit is considered protection against heart disease and cancer.