Scientists from the University of Lethbridge said that they have found at least thirteen cannabis sativa plants that were high in CBD that seemed to have an effect on the ACE2 pathways that Covid19 uses to access the body. The researchers said they were completely surprised of the findings.
Their findings indicated hemp extracts high in CBD could actually assist in blocking proteins that give Covid-19 a passageway to enter cells.
They also discovered that cannabinoids may hinder the virus’ entry points by up to 70 percent. “Therefore, that gives us many more ways to fight it, said the scientists.
“These findings may have an enormous influence in the way we look at this virus” they said. There are only a very few medications that have the possibily of reducing infection by 70 to 80 %,” they added.
While they stressed that a lot of work still had to be done, the study gave hope that the cannabis, would be able to modify the protein sequence, “may prove to be a strategy for decreasing Covid-19 susceptibility” and also “become a safe addition to the treatment of COVID-19 as an adjunct medical care.”
We may be able to develop a mouthwash which is easy to use from cannabis high in CBD as a throat gargle. That way it may lower the ability for covid-19 to cause infection through the mouth, the study suggests.
The most important is out of over 800 varieties of Cannabis Sativa, only a handful seemed to counteract the virus. All the strains that worked against the virus was high in anti inflammatory CBD and low in THC.
“While our most effective cannabinoid extracts require further large-scale examination, our study is crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19,” the research said. “Given the current dire and rapidly evolving situation, every possible therapeutic opportunity and avenue must be considered.”