In a time of a pandemic and terror hitting the country in a massive way, finding ways to prevent, even cure the virus is vital. As research continues Canada ventured into cannabis to find a solution. Venturing into all kinds of cures is imperative from different therapies that some may consider holistic. In a study, printed in online journal Preprints, explains its study on cannabis extract high in CBD-C. Sativa and how it may modulate the enzyme found in the target area where COVID-19 targets the tissues. With this extract it hold anti-inflammatory properties which could assist in the inflammation found in lung tissue, oral and nasal mucosa, along with other areas associated with COVID-19. The reason COVID-19 is deadly is due to inflammation in areas where one breaths. The inflammation found in the lung tissues, oral, and nasal mucosa is the reason some feel like they are drowning unable to breathe. This being the very reason people need ventilators during their COVID-19 recovery. This finding is revolutionary for it anti-inflammatory properties are found to prevent the virus all together. Canada is doing the innovative work needed to spring the world into healing.
With COVID-19 on the rise across some states in the US, spreading the word is important for it could save many lives. With legalization making moves in many states across the country, testing the plant as a whole is becoming the norm. There are so many Healing factors when it comes to cannabis making this new discovery not shocking in the least. On the medicinal side cannabis is found as a relief for people who suffer from ailments like arthritis, back pain, and any inflammatory conditions one may have. With it being used as an anti inflammatory medicine one can see how it would relieve COVID-19 symptoms.
Some were against the findings in the study for it is not specific to the dosage or how to single out the particular strain of CBD. However, this study opened the door for more research and more studies to find out just how much cannabis can truly help prevent, even cure COVID-19.
Wang, B.; Kovalchuk, A.; Li, D.; Ilnytskyy, Y.; Kovalchuk, I.; Kovalchuk, O. In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti-Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues. Preprints 2020, 2020040315 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0315.v1).