Researchers studying cannabis medicine suspect that the medicinal plant could also be used as a type of coronavirus drug.
Scientists from around the world not only work every day to develop a coronavirus vaccine, but also try to Coronavirus drug to develop. According to an investigation from Canada Cannabis a medicine be. That is behind the theory of the researchers.
Corona Virus Drug: Could Cannabis Help?
According to Canadian physicians from the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary, the psychoactive drug cannabis could help medicine as a medicine for coronavirus patients. The medicinal plant could thus obviously also act as a type of coronavirus medication and gives hope that people with Covid-19 could be treated with it (as a precautionary measure).
This is how cannabis could work
How can cannabis work as medicine? This is revealed in the study called “In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti-Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues”. Here, the scientists examined around 400 strains of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and found that 13 strains of cannabis may be able to regulate the ACE-2 receptor. This is attacked by the corona virus in the lungs and mouth.
After the research, the scientists conclude that some THC and CBD strains can reduce the activity of the coronavirus receptors by about 73 percent. Therefore, there is a possibility that these strains may act as a kind of preventive coronavirus medication, since taking them could reduce the risk of infection.
“[Die Cannabis-Sorten] can be used to develop easy-to-use preventive treatments in the form of mouthwash and throat gel products for clinical and home use. Such products should be tested for their potential to reduce the entry of viruses through the oral mucosa, “said the researchers.
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Whether cannabis can work as medicine or not, at least this coronavirus drug gives us hope, for which a clinical study has already been started. Another study suggests that nicotine inhibits the risk of coronavirus infection. And these five coronavirus vaccinations sound very promising.