Japanese Blueberry Variety KUNISATO NO. 35 May Play Important Role in Fighting COVID-19!


Most people today are aware of the basic benefits of blueberries…they’re extremely high in nutrients, delicious to eat and low in calories.  One cup of blueberries contains 24% of the RDI of Vitamin C, 36% of the RDI of Vitamin K, 25% of the RDI of Manganese as well as 4 grams of fiber.  When you eat a cup of blueberries it’s all about good health and you’ll only count 84 calories and 15 grams of carbs. 

In addition, blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables. Other benefits include lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease (blueberries are rich in anthocyanins which also helps to lower blood sugar levels). It’s no wonder that they’re considered a superfood and have become very popular.

But there is even more exciting news to share!

Blueberry variety (Kunisato No. 35) leaves

Did you know that there is one blueberry species that is known to have an inactivating (detoxifying) effect on covid-19?  This new inactivating effect recognized in the foliage extract component of the blueberry species Kunisato No. 35 was recently announced by Miyazaki University in Japan.  The cultivation of this variety was originally developed in Miyazaki prefecture and controlled by Nanaha Corporation in conjunction with Miyazaki University.  Their initial efforts incorporate ingredients extracted from the leaf stems of this particular blueberry variety into a crushed powder that is then added to various supplements of the group company – GE Wellness Co.

Blueberry leaf (Kunisato No. 35) crushed powder

In one of the studies, 10 kinds of component samples were made using extractions through hot water method from the leaves and stems. Each of the samples was added to cells cultured from monkey kidneys and they were then infected with COVID-19.  “In one of these, more than 99% of the toxicity was eliminated and inactivity was confirmed.”  Over the years they have also studied the effects of suppressing adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) using the leaf stems of blueberries.

EDOBIO Herbal Tea Set with Japanese Blueberry leaf Kunisato No. 35 & Green Tea

Despite the availability of the various covid-19 vaccines in certain countries of the world, it will take many months, even years for all countries to receive them.  Hence it is important to continue with the correct social protocols while building of a healthy immune system.  To this end, GE Wellness is committed to the manufacture of supplements and other products that contain this most important ingredient extracted from the stem leaves of Kunisato No. 35 variety of blueberry.  On February 17, EDOBIO (skincare line in Japan), announced that their herbal tea line now contains the ingredient blueberry leaf Kunisato No 35 that has a strong antiviral efficacy against COVID-19.

We can surely expect more exciting and beneficial products as a result of this study of the blueberry species Kunisato No 35.  We will continue to monitor the development of this blueberry species in Japan!

Lily Noon

Noon International LLC in no way endorses the use of any of the products mentioned above.  This is simply a report on the latest study and findings of the benefits of Blueberry variety Kunisato No. 35.


1. Press Release:  EDOBIO Herbal Tea found to contain COVID-19 Resistant Properties, Marketer’s Media,

2. Japan News:  Miyazaki University Announces a New Coronavirus Inactivating Effect of Blueberry Species (Kunisato No. 35) Foliage Extract,





あるブルーベリー種に新型コロナウイルスの不活性効果が発見されたことは、ご存じでしたか? 宮崎大学が最近、ブルーベリー種「くにさと35号」の茎葉の抽出成分にこの不活性効果があることを発表しました。これは宮崎県で独自に開発された種で、なな葉コーポレーションと宮崎大学が管理しています。これまでの取り組みでは、このブルーベリー種の茎葉を粉砕末にして抽出した成分を、グループ会社であるGEウェルネスの各種サプリメントに配合しています。






Lily Noon

Noon International LLCは、ここで紹介した製品の使用を推薦しているわけではありません。この記事は、ブルーベリー種「くにさと35号」の効果に関する最新の研究成果について報告することのみを目的としています。


  1. Press Release: EDOBIO Herbal Tea found to contain COVID-19 Resistant Properties(プレスリリース:EDOBIOのハーブティーに新型コロナウイルスの抗ウイルス効果)、Marketers
  2. Japan News: Miyazaki University Announces a New Coronavirus Inactivating Effect of Blueberry Species (Kunisato No. 35) Foliage Extract(日本のニュース:宮崎大学、ブルーベリー種「くにさと35号」の茎葉の新型コロナウイルス不活性効果を発表)、

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