There is an overwhelmingly large number of articles to read at this current time. With lockdown now in full swing, many of you may find you are filling your time browsing the internet for coronavirus-related articles. This can be informative and helpful whilst at the same time distracting and overpowering. It is advisable to take corona-breaks. Limit the number of hours you spend reading about the global crisis so you can allow your mind to rest and wander. We have found three articles in The Washington Post and Forbes that are about CBD.
UrthLeaf, The Washington Post & Forbes Aligned About CBD
Luckily, UrthLeaf are always researching the latest developments in the CBD-world. We are committed to bringing you CBD facts not fiction. It’s important to us that our customers understand we are not the only ones who know CBD will not cure coronavirus. So, we have compiled together some articles from established resources that are aligned with our own opinion.
Let UrthLeaf do the internet browsing for you. The following two articles are full of interesting facts and history about CBD and its place in the medical world. As well, this post should reassure you of the effective ways CBD can assist you during this difficult and unsettling time.
“It’s all a little bit of history repeating”
At the beginning of this month, The Washington Post compiled a great article describing the history of cannabis use during pandemics throughout history.
To shut down theories that CBD can cure Covid-19, the Post used examples throughout history of medical professionals claiming cannabis can cure certain ailments, only to find administering the drug had no curable effect whatsoever.
They cite examples such as William Brooke O’ Shaughnessy, a surgeon for the British East India Trading Company, who produced a tincture made from (what we call today) “hash” to treat cholera, rheumatism, tetanus and other diseases. Between 1840 and the early 1900’s, cannabis was widely available from chemists for medicinal purposes. This was the case until prohibition came into effect. O’Shaughnessy travelled to India for work between 1833 and 1841. It was during this trip that he began to research the medicinal properties of certain plants, such as opium and cannabis.
What we now know to be pain relief, was mistakenly seen as a cure. Medical practitioners from Western countries professed their adoration for the drug and devoted their energies to refining cannabis-based medicines.
However, “hash” didn’t work, and several cholera pandemics swept across the world during the 19th century.
What can we learn from the 19th century?
Simply put, cannabis or CBD or “hash”, will not cure any virus or disease, as far as scientific research and history shows us. UrthLeaf is in full agreement with the article featured in The Washington Post; science has been unable to prove that CBD can cure viruses.
What does seem to be the case throughout history, is the soothing and calming effects that CBD can have on a person who suffers from anxiety and stress. It works as a natural painkiller, as discovered by Western medical practitioners across the 19th century. From our own research we know the compounds within CBD attach themselves to the endocannabinoid system, manipulating the immune system. This can lead to the relief of cold and flu-like symptoms.
Most importantly, UrthLeaf CBD is a natural element that works by affecting serotonin levels in the body. Once these levels have been manipulated, a person consuming CBD will find they have a mood boost and feel calm. This can help with poor sleep. UrthLeaf CBD is the perfect tool for combatting the effects of lockdown and a global crisis.
A Hot Topic
Forbes magazine have produced many articles surrounding the subject of CBD. Their most recent one, at the end of March, highlighted how CBD can TRULY help during the coronavirus crisis. It is aligned with our own article published two weeks ago, you can check it out here. It highlights the positive work of some well-known CBD companies. It also aligns with our own claims that CBD has an encouraging effect on stress and anxiety, an issue that will affect most of the population as we adhere to social distancing rules.
Interestingly, Forbes has sang the praises of CBD throughout the last few years. In 2018, an article appeared describing the results of an animal-based study, that strengthens the theory that CBD can alleviate anxiety. The findings of the study performed on rats shows that CBD interacts with serotonin receptors “that are central to the management of anxiety”. This proves that CBD can be used as a safe medicine, without the risk of getting someone high.
Obviously in 2018, the use of CBD during a global pandemic was not on any scientist or journalist’s radar. However, the research conducted 2 years ago shows that CBD can be a valued tool when coping with social distancing and panic around the virus.
Keeping Each Other Safe
This week’s blog post sums up what UrthLeaf have been saying for several weeks; CBD can help alleviate anxiety and stress, an issue many of us are dealing with at this current time. However, there are people claiming that CBD will cure coronavirus. As we’ve discussed again and again, and has been noted in other renowned sources, CBD will not cure Covid-19. The Washington Post and Forbes also makes these points about CBD. Trust UrthLeaf to bring you CBD facts not fiction. We are a trusted brand, valuing transparency and honesty over image and profit. Let UrthLeaf look after you while you stay at home.