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German Research (2020): Aronia Blend Inactivates SARS CoV-2, Influenza

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

A 2020 research paper titled "Antiviral activity of plant juices and green tea against SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus in vitro" found that "a 5-minute incubation with chokeberry (Aronia) juice yielded most potent antiviral activities and inactivated IAV, SARS-CoV-2 and also AdV5 to 99.99%, 96.98%, and 93.23%, respectively. IAV was most susceptible to all products and infectivity reduced >99% by elderberry juice, pomegranate juice and green tea. SARS-CoV-2 titers were reduced approximately 80% by pomegranate juice and green tea already after 1-minute incubation, however, unaffected by elderberry juice, corresponding to the results obtained with the more resistant surrogate MVA. The naked AdV5 was resistant to three out of four products, however, susceptible to chokeberry (Aronia) juice. In summary, IAV is highly susceptible to all analyzed products, whereas SARS-CoV-2 can be efficiently inactivated by chokeberry (Aronia) juice and is to a lower level affected by pomegranate juice or green tea.


This study further documents that Aronia antioxidants are far more powerful than elderberry, with respect to contemporary virus withdrawal. For example, elderberry was shown to be 0% effective against SARS-CoV-2, while Aronia (chokeberry) inactivated the virus 97%. What could this imply for the close viral variants CoVid-19 and Delta? More research is needed. Despite tremendous marketing success for elderberry products in the last ten years, and little marketing for Aronia berry in comparison, the Age of Aronia as an effective herbal healing medium is now commencing.


Inspired by the German research to inactivate SARS-CoVid-2, Iowa Native offers Aronia AV Special Herbal Blend, a mix of Aronia Berry, pomegranate rind and green tea. These are the same research subjects in the study, but even more powerful, as pomegranate rind offers more antioxidants than pomegranate juice.


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