Cannabis for Flu & Colds
Flus and colds are a drag. They make you feel weak, tired and ever-so grumpy, which makes finding effective ways to dampen the negative effects of colds and flus an important endeavour. Whether you currently consume cannabis or are on the fence, there may be good reason to include an organic cultivar by Simply Bare in your future flu and cold treatment regime.
Common symptoms of flus and colds
Headache, runny nose, dry cough and a general feeling of malaise characterize most common flus and colds, however some illnesses can include body aches, sweating and high fevers. In most cases, folks can recover from colds and flus in a few days with some symptoms hanging on for weeks. Consider contacting your family nurse practitioner or physician if symptoms are severe and sustained.
Can cannabis help?
While evidence-based research on cannabis, colds and flus is hard to find, holistic naturopathic based medicine finds that the positive benefits of CBD and THC may help in treating colds and flus. CBD and THC are known for anti-inflammatory effects as well as positively influencing stress and anxiety and helping with getting a good night’s sleep—all things we need when we are down and out with a bad cold or flu. Some research has shown that cannabinoids may influence the immune system positively as well. One universal caution is to avoid smoking cannabis as a means of consumption. This makes sense, right? Inhaling hot smoke down an already inflamed, phlegmy windpipe flies in the face of common sense. Infusing cannabis into your soups, teas and balms might be the way to go.