Cannabis And the Flu
Cold season is still upon us, even though most people are itching for their summer clothes. The flu in particular seems to be a real problem this year and many people have suffered that terrible sickness already. But for those who have managed to stay healthy (or those that are over it and want to stay that way), it seems as if marijuana can help with that. Since getting a flu shot creeps some people out, many are seeking alternative methods to keep their bodies in good shape this season.
The substances that fight the flu and strengthen the immune system are known as flavonoids. They are found in all kinds of plants and are responsible for plant colors, including red, orange, blue, green, etc. There are twenty different varieties of flavonoids found in the cannabis plant as well. But while there are only a few varieties of these flu fighting agents in some plants, the cannabis plant contains flavonoids that are not found in other plants, like the cannaflavins. This is also what acts as part of the anti inflammatory effects of the cannabis plant.
If you're getting sick a lot, it means that your body is lacking in the important flavonoid department. Marijuana can help to fix that imbalance. The plant helps to protect blood cells from rupture, as well as increase the power of your body's vitamin C supply. Benefits of cannabis in this aspect also include the anti-inflammatory agents and it also functions as an antioxidant. As you can see, the plant has amazing benefits when fighting the flu, with the last one being that it provides the body with antibiotic activity and disrupts the function of microorganisms, such as viruses like the flu and bacteria.
On the off chance that you do end up getting sick, try to avoid smoking. Medicate by ingesting your cannabis through edibles. If you smoke, you're only going to further irritate your throat and lungs. You want to be getting better, not worse. You can also make tea, which can always make a person feel better when they're sick. Stay high and healthy!
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