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Can Cannabis Oils Help Your Strep Throat?

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

The ECS is a system in the body whose function is to control some functions of the immune system, as well as the central nervous system. Studies about the antibacterial activity of cannabis are most times focused on the attractive therapeutic target presented by the endocannabinoid system. The receptors, CB1 and CB2, are involved in the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions of cannabis compounds. Researchers believe that the therapeutic effects are induced once these receptors are activated. Pros And Cons Of Using Cannabis To Treat Strep   Cannabis having therapeutic benefits does not mean it could not also have its disadvantages. As indicated earlier, no direct or human trials have been carried out to test how effective cannabis compounds are against strep throat. For now, it is unproven.

Pros

Studies have revealed that cannabidiol is capable of boosting the antibacterial activity of some antibiotics. Researchers have also gathered that CBD is an effective compound to get rid of gram-positive bacteria. This means there’s a possibility that it could be effective against your strep throat infection. In most states in the United States of America,  cannabis has been decriminalized, and residents can use, transport, and possess CBD. There’s no risk of being arrested as long as the CBD is carefully extracted from the hemp plants.There is no psychoactive effect to fear when using CBD. It is not capable of inducing mind-altering effects in the user. The added advantage is that all research carried out on hemp plants is supported by the federations Food and Drug Administration.

Cons

The absence of clinical information to prove that the therapeutic compounds in cannabis can be used to cure strep throat means it is a big risk to take. The FDA has approved only one cannabis drug called Epidiolex to be used in treating epilepsy and seizures. Therefore, requests for CBD medications in hospitals or health facilities may be rejected. Not to mention that health insurance providers do not cover the use of these products.

 

When using cannabis to treat your strep throat, take into consideration that you might suffer from the side effects of the drug. Dry mouth, reduced appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, and drowsiness are some of the after-effects that could be felt Irrespective of whether or not your strep throat is cured. Conclusion The absence of clinical evidence to support the subject makes it difficult for some to accept that cannabis can be used to treat strep throat.

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