How Cannabis can help prevent Coronavirus - Here's what you need to know
COVID-19 poses a significant disruption to our daily routines. The increasing number of coronavirus cases has created a situation of panic amongst everyone. The markets are already out of stock for masks and sanitizers, as people are crazily stocking upon them. While it is good to take precautions, but did you know that fear is the fastest and the most effective way to decrease your immunity. So, take all the precautions you feel will help you stay safe, but you need to be able to feel fearless at the end of the day.
The public is slowly warming to the reality of a need to take precautions against getting the virus. What we do know about it warrants practice of getting back to the basics to prevent its spread. It is new to the scene, and there is much we do not know about it. Admittedly, we know even less about any interaction between cannabis and Coronavirus.
Younger patients have a more vigorous immune response compared to older patients. What we need to be doing is ingesting hemp seeds to boost our immune system. There should be a huge push by the government to get people to take preventive measures against coronavirus, of which one is boosting your immune system, which is essentially boosting our endocannabinoid system, which means eating lots of plant-based products that contain those endocannabinoids. And the best plant that produces endocannabinoid is hemp and cannabis.
Hemp seeds-works as an immunity booster
In the meantime, one particular superfood is receiving a high level of approval among its fans - the hemp seeds. The seeds grow out of the hemp plant and look like small nuts in appearance, with a diameter of about 3 mm. These little all-rounders are true health boosters. They contain all the essential amino acids and vitamins and thanks to their protein content which are a real asset to vegetarian or vegan diets.
Prevention is better than cure, so during the fight against Coronavirus, how about incorporating hemp seeds in your diet every morning? The list of ingredients is almost endless: calcium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, and iron, as well as vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, are included. They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, as well as antioxidants.
Hemp seeds help eliminate toxins from the body and as a result, the immune system is strengthened. And this is high time we need to boost our immune system.
Hemp seeds also have anti-inflammatory properties that help with the healing processes of the body. Conditions that may improve with hemp seeds include asthma, eczema, and allergies.
Hemp protein contains 2 protein types: globulins and albumin.
Globulins are the third most abundant protein in our bodies and are important for a strong immune system, healthy blood and the transport of nutrients to the cells.
Albumin is highly digestible and contains many of the key antioxidants required by the body.
If you are looking for something very healthy, easy to use and that tastes amazing, you will not be disappointed with hemp seeds - a true superfood!
Things you should know about Coronavirus
How does COVID-19 spread?
The viruses will invade in two ways. Someone coughs or sneezes on something like a counter. You touch it and then touch a mucosal tissue. Or the person coughs near you and droplets laden with virus fly into your eyes or nose. This is why it’s a good idea to stay six feet away from others.
What are the symptoms?
Like other respiratory infections, symptoms of coronavirus can include fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. To better explain, Anshul Varshney, a Ghaziabad-based medical practitioner raised awareness about its symptoms. Watch the video:-
Who is most at risk?
While WHO is still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.
Is there a vaccine?
Not yet. To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. There are many claims and ongoing researches but still, an approved vaccine specifically for treating corona virus is still not available.
Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.
What should you do if you have symptoms?
Patients should call their primary care doctors first. Most people with mild symptoms should probably stay home, but those with more serious ones will likely be seen by the doctor. Difficulty breathing, high fever and a deeper, productive cough can be signs of pneumonia and warrant medical attention.
What can you do to protect yourself and prevent the spread of disease?
Avoid large crowds. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Maintain social distancing. Social distancing is an effort to stop the transmission of coronavirus in large crowds in meetings, movie halls, weddings, and public transport. To enforce the importance of social distancing, schools, colleges, malls and movie halls are now closed across states. People are being advised to work remotely and reduce interaction with other people to a minimum.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Smokers should know the drill.Pay closer attention to everyone's cough patterns during a smoke sesh. Stop accepting mouth-wet blunts from strangers. And if you think you're coming down with something, wave a lighter under the mouthpiece before passing the pipe.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Have a self-quarantine-plan.At this point, we’re talking about a spectrum, from choosing a work-at-home option (if you’re fortunate enough to have that choice) to full-on home quarantine.
Follow advice given by your healthcare provider. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
The World Health Organization is considering new “airborne precautions” for medical professionals after a new study suggested that the coronavirus can survive in the air for hours.
The virus is typically transmitted through respiratory droplets, such as when someone sneezes or coughs, but a new study indicated that it can remain suspended in the air for up to three hours.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, emphasized the importance of health care workers taking additional steps to protect them when performing some procedures on infected patients.
The CDC currently recommends health care workers wear N95 masks — which are able to filter out about 95% of all liquid or airborne particles. Know more at: https://nypost.com/2020/03/17/who-recommends-airborne-precautions-after-coronavirus-found-to-survive-in-air/
Can Hemp seeds cure Coronavirus?
Don’t get your hopes up that there’s any over-the-counter fix that will leave you unscathed by the new pandemic.
Currently, there is no evidence that cannabis (hemp plants) can have any effect on coronavirus infections. We do not make any suggestion that Cannabis (hemp) or any other herbal supplement will cure, treat or prevent COVID-19. But we can clearly say that it can keep your immune system healthy during this new pandemic.
It is important for everyone to follow the necessary medical advisories that have been issued in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news onhttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.
Can Hemp masks prevent Coronavirus?
Hemp fiber is anti-bacterial/anti-fungal in nature which was the prime reason for us to develop our reusable hemp sanitary pads by using the hemp fabric. Therefore, hemp fabric-based masks can be helpful in preventing the virus from entering the body if someone infected sneezed around you.
Cannabis won’t cure coronavirus, but it can help ease certain Flu symptoms and assist in preventing it from entering your body. Tons more research is required to accurately map the relationship between the immune and endocannabinoid systems, but it's well established that CBD helps reduce self-harming autoimmune and inflammatory responses. During the global COVID-19 outbreak, scientists should research CBD’s and THC’s effects on Coronavirus. In the meanwhile, weare also working and researching with the help of our community researchers and may come up with some solution soon.
Our prayers are with the people and families across the globe that has been impacted by these events. Being faced with the unprecedented challenges of responding to this health crisis, we at Himalayan Hemp community wants you to know that our commitment and responsibility towards you and our communities has never been stronger as we prepare to deal with this pandemic.