The Coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be the world’s worst disaster. Worldwide lockdown is the new norm, as countries try to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Many researchers around the world have tried to come up with a cure for the virus. None of these trials work out successfully. But, a recent study shows that Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as Ganja, can help prevent COVID-19.
The study is part of research undertaken by a group of Canadian scientists. The research paper with the title: “In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti-Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis SativaExtracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues” not only mentions about the 13 cannabis plants but also how they affect the ACE2 pathways which the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses to enter our body.
Let’s see what the science says. Makes some sense biologically. CBD seems to be the active agent. https://t.co/2WpHrjQVDS
— Dr Drew (@drdrew) May 21, 2020
Cannabis Sativa: Herb that will cure COVID-19
Though the study is not official as of now, still the researchers have successfully identified 800 new ACE2 Expression which may help block the ACE2 receptors. The high-CBD C. Sativa extracts will help modulate ACE2 expression in the Coronavirus target tissues. While their most effective extracts require further large-scale validation. The study is crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19.
Researchers need to consider every effect of the drug on the subject, and how it undermines Coronavirus. Because any kind of drug overdose may be harmful to the patients. Currently the drug is in a testing phase, however, the results of the practical environment are positive.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.