Is the cure of Coronavirus hidden in Cannabis?
Researchers around the world are claiming that the extracts from the Cannabis plant can serve as valuable in treating or preventing the COVID-19 crisis. As per a recent study conducted in Alberta, Canada, Cannabis extracts can be used in treatments to prevent infections related to SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes Coronavirus. Further, they discovered that the extracts affect the expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2, proteins in human cells that are considered to be an entry point for the virus in the body. There are also two advanced studies being conducted in Israel. The first one is focusing on the effect of Cannabis molecules on the immune system. On the other hand, the second study, similar to the Canadian one, is investigating how the ACE2 receptor and the terpene treatment can prevent the entry of the virus in the human cells. Please note that while the results are showing promising results, it is too early to say to what an extent they can eventually be of help.