As the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise rapidly globally, many are waiting and hoping for treatments to be developed that might treat, cure or prevent the potentially deadly disease.
In a surprising turn of events, cannabis has also shown potential in the treatment of Covid-19 related symptoms.
There have been several different ways researchers have suggested CBD might help, including its ability to reduce ACE2 expression and pro-inflammatory cytokine production to fight lung inflammation, and it’s potential as an antiviral.
Various research is underway to discover treatments that may slow down the effects of Covid-19 and manage the symptoms. A newly published peer-reviewed study by Rossi et al. in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, has found that the endocannabinoid system could play a role in reducing inflammation caused by the virus.
Now new evidence is supporting the theory that cannabis-derived CBD may help those suffering from the severe lung inflammation that occurs in more serious cases of Covid-19.