hinokitiol is a natural extract of asnaro-hiba wood with strong antimicrobial performance. It has been proved effective in treating penicillin-resistant streptococci and is used as a component for disinfectants, cosmetics, scalp and acne treatments etc.
It can be diluted in water and vaporized in the air: it lasts much longer than other volatile substances like alcohol.
It has been used as a local and ambient disinfectant and insect repellent.
Can It be helpful in inhibiting or treating the COVID-19?
I do not know.
But I can supply it !
(because it is a by-product of my manufacture of Japanese cedar wood products, mainly Japanese ofuro bathtubs).
I offer to send samples of hinokitiol to research institutes in case they are interested in testing it against the COVID-19 virus.
Please contact me and let me know the address and contact person information for the shipping. I will send 1g via airmail.
Product and shipping cost is on me.
For more information check this page:
As of march, 17 2020 I already shipped a sample to:
1) Dr. Raymond Goodrich
Colorado State University’s Infectious Disease Research Center - USA
2) Dr. Maurizio Cecconi
Humanitas University - Milano - Italy
3) Mr. Joseph Payne
Arcturus Therapeutics - Torrey Pines Mesa - La Jolla - USA
4) Dr. Brooke Fiala
Washington’s Institute for Protein Design, Seattle - USA
5) Dr. Chen Katz
Migal Galilee Research Institute, Qiryat Shemona - Israel
I do not have personal contacts within the ９ large companies who have been largely publicized on the media (nor I have big sympathy for large corporations) .
Anyway if you know some researcher who is worthy, please let me know!)
・ Inovio (USA)
・ Cure- Vac (Germany)
・ Gilead Sciences Inc. (USA)
・ GlaxoSmithKline (USA)
・ Johnson & Johnson (USA)
・ Moderna Inc. (USA)
・ Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (USA)
・ Sanofi (USA)
・ Vir Biotechnology Inc. （USA)
Anybody else you think could use the natural hinokitiol to help defeat the virus?