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Explained: Success in preventing corona infection from cannabis, read how does it stop the virus and how effective is it on its variants?

Cannabis Have Potential to Prevent Coronavirus: American scientists say, corona infection can be prevented through hemp. How will the cannabis plant protect itself from corona infection, what are the chemicals in it that will reduce the risk of infection, know the answers to these questions.

New research by American scientists says that hemp can prevent corona infection.

new variants of corona (Corona Variants) And as much as its increasing cases are increasing the challenges in dealing with the epidemic, scientists are increasingly trying to find ways to prevent infection. Recently scientists have (Hemp) Research has been presented on. New research by American scientists says that hemp can prevent corona infection. According to scientists, cannabis plants (cannabis sativa) There are chemicals in it that can prevent corona from entering the body. This claim has been made in a joint research of scientists from America’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute.

How will the cannabis plant protect itself from corona infection, what are the chemicals in it that will reduce the risk of infection, what important things came out in the research, know the answers to these questions…

What is there in cannabis that will protect against corona?

Research published in the Journal of Natural Products states that There are two types of compounds found in the cannabis plant, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). During the research, the effect of these two chemicals on the coronavirus was seen. The report revealed that both these chemicals block the entry of coronavirus in the body. When this happens, the virus is not able to infect humans.

How will corona infection be prevented and how effective is it?

According to researchers, the corona uses its spike protein to infect any human. Through this he enters the body. The chemicals present in the cannabis plant bind to this spike protein of the corona and stop it from entering there. In this way, the coronavirus will not be able to infect even after reaching you.

Researcher Van Breemen says, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) can be used to prevent corona infection as well as treat infected patients.

Will the patient get intoxicated if he eats cannabis?

According to researcher Wayne Breemann, the chemicals present in cannabis, which have been said to prevent infection, are not psychoactive compounds, that is, it will not have an effect on the brain. Psychoactive compounds are those that affect the brain. Such as nicotine, alcohol, cocaine and cannabis. Cannabis also causes intoxication, but both the chemicals used in the treatment of corona cannot cause intoxication. Scientists have claimed that both these compounds are safe.

On which variants will this use of cannabis be effective?

Researchers claim that cannabis compounds are equally effective on the corona alpha found in the UK and beta variants found in South Africa. These compounds can be given as oral drugs. Along with this, they can also be used to prepare vaccines and antibodies against corona. However, the scientists did not give any clear information about how it would be used on the patients of Corona.

How is cannabis currently being used?

Currently, the cannabis plant is being used in many ways. Along with extracting compound fiber from it, it is also being given as fodder to animals. Apart from this, many types of products are also being prepared from it. Such as- cosmetics, body lotion, dietary supplements. Apart from this, cannabis is also being used in the preparation of medicines.

In India, the cannabis plant is found in the foothills of the Himalayas, plains, Kashmir and Assam. Its commercial production is done in these parts of the country. For cannabis cultivation, it is sown in August. Its seedlings are transplanted, which are ready by September. Between January and February, its plant becomes completely ready for use.

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