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Can Cannabis Help In Fight Against Covid-19? Experts Explain How

By their very nature, all medicinal drugs could be seen as toxic for human beings. A tad too much and one could overdose.

This could be the reason why we consume drugs in such minute amounts, such as four to five milligrams per dose.

Almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists and health experts around the world have been puzzled, trying to figure out an exact method for combating the novel coronavirus.

With the second wave of infections in our midst, we are starting to see the South African health system take on unprecedented strain, largely due to the influx of Covid-19 patients.

The virus, which reportedly started in Wuhan, China, has forced medical experts to look at unlikely places for a possible treatment for Covid-19.

Earlier this month, a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in the US recommended a look into how cannabis-derived CBD could be used as a possible treatment.

The authors, Siddappa N. Byrareddy and Mahesh Mohan, gave a detailed account in the December issue of Brain, Behaviour and Immunity on how cannabis’s anti-inflammatory bodies may reduce inflammation of the lungs, a prevalent symptom among Covid-19 patients.

“Recent reports have suggested that acute infection is associated with cytokine superstorm, which contributes to the symptoms of fever, cough, muscle pain and in severe cases bilateral interstitial pneumonia,” the report said.

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By Jehran Naidoo

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Written by PH

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