Doctors in Austria have been using cannabidiol to treat patients in intensive care units. CBD may aid those with serious illness in recovering quicker as compared to other therapies. If it is possible to further verify this information, medical professionals might have another therapy option for those with coronavirus complications.
The scientist cum doctor of Klagenfurt Hospital, Rudolf Likar said that the levels of infection in 50 patients who got CBD for COVID-19 disappeared faster. The team of Likar started treating the patients in ICU with 200 milligrams of cannabidiol, and then they increased the dose to 300 milligrams. That regimen lasted 21 days, and then the medical professionals discovered that their patients tested negative for COVID-19 more quickly than those who got other treatment options. Likar’s is the lone Austrian hospital to use cannabidiol to treat the patients.
As for Likar, cannabidiol could make the human immune system stronger, plus CBD has inflammation-reducing properties. That cannabidiol can be an anti-inflammatory substance is also a finding of non-COVID-19 research.
The anti-inflammatory effects may be important for COVID-19’s treatment. The objective of the treatment is to avert an aggravated immune reaction, which is even likely to cause death. The doctor also stated that cannabidiol aids in restoring oxygen levels in the human body, and that the COVID-19 and pneumonia-affected people’s lungs would recover more quickly.
For Likar, the benefit of cannabidiol for coronavirus disease is that CBD lacks side effects on the patients. Anyhow, the professional is also careful enough to elucidate that we are yet to fully understand the efficacy of cannabidiol in coronavirus-related therapy. There is much to study about CBD and COVID-19, Likar said while alluding to the need for further pieces of research and more information.
It is not clear whether cannabidiol can impact mortality or not. These early discoveries suggest that all the people who got the cannabis derivative have survived the coronavirus disease.
As per an EFE report, other pieces of research from Canada, Israel, and the UK point to the useful effects of cannabidiol in this situation. Israel is approving cannabidiol as a drug involved in the coronavirus disease treatment process, said Likar.
Cannabidiol also shows promise as a treatment for other health issues, such as Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, epilepsy, mental depression, anxiety, and cancer. Research also shows that cannabidiol lacks the mind-altering effects of marijuana.