Dagga might help infected patients fight Covid-19 more effectively.
A team of researchers from the US recommended a look into how cannabis-derived CBD could be used as a possible treatment.
In a report, they explained how cannabis’ anti-inflammatory qualities may reduce inflammation of the lungs, a prevalent symptom of Covid-19.
“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, adding that CBD can prevent the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
CBD is a compound of the cannabis plant.