CBD to Treat Covid-19
The cannabis plant has been used as medicine for thousands of years. In fact, high THC cannabis tincture was added to major pharmaceutical company medicines all the way up to the 1940’s.
Cannabis tincture was part of medications used to treat cough, pain and anxiety. 2:12 Here is a picture of a patent medicine made by Park-Davis Pharmaceuticals for cough containing THC and codeine. In the 1960’s the renowned Israeli researcher Dr. Ralph Mechoulam and colleagues, isolated both CBD – known as cannabidiol – and THC – known as tetrahydrocannabinol, setting the cannabinoid research pipeline in motion.
They went on to discover that the human body, as well as all other vertebrate animals, make their own cannabinoids – called endocannabinoids. We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress response, sleep, immune function, and our metabolism.