Scientists find clues to how CBD helps reduce lung damage from COVID-19

CBD News Blog – Earlier this summer a report in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research suggested that marijuana ingredient cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation linked to Covid-19 deaths. Now, the same research team has found clues to how the process works. Also Read – Rinsing your mouth for 30 seconds with mouthwashes may inactivate 99.9 per cent coronaviruses

A cytokine storm, also called hypercytokinemia, is a severe immune reaction in which the body releases too many proteins, called cytokines, into the blood too quickly. When a cytokine storm occurs, the body starts to attack its own cells and tissues rather than just fighting off the virus. This hyperimmune reaction has been linked to mortality in COVID-19 patients. In the case of COVID-19, cytokine storm usually starts in the lungs, and that’s why the lungs get affected initially in most patients. Also Read – COVID-19 may lead to brain nerve damage in kids, AIIMS reports two cases

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