Especially in the autumn and winter months, many people suffer from it: a dry feeling or scratching in the throat, coughing, constant throat clearing – sore throat can manifest itself in many ways and also have different causes. Most often, cold viruses trigger an infection of the respiratory tract, which is often accompanied by difficulty swallowing and coughing. Recently, sufferers are increasingly coming across CBD in their search for alternatives to conventional cold remedies. The natural extract from the hemp plant is said to have numerous properties that could also be beneficial for sore throats.
Different causes of sore throat
However, sore throats are not a disease in themselves, but often occur in connection with certain diseases. Thus, they represent a reaction of the body to attacks by foreign bodies. In addition to a viral sore throat, a sore throat can be caused by a bacterial infection, allergies and overexertion, as well as by external factors such as cigarette smoke. However, they can also occur as a side effect of diseases, such as mumps or scarlet fever. In addition, they often belong to those symptoms that are called in the context of a Covid-19 disease.
Mode of action of CBD in sore throat
On the one hand, CBD could have a positive effect by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. CB2 receptors are found primarily in the cells of our immune system, where they control the release of cytokines. These are special proteins that in turn intervene in cell growth and regulate the immune system.
Furthermore, it is possible that the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD could be helpful in treating sore throats. According to recent research, the inflamed mucous membrane in the throat could regenerate faster with the help of CBD because it may inhibit the formation of new inflammatory foci.
In addition, CBD may help relieve the pain of a sore throat. Responsible for the sensation of pain in our body are vanilloid receptors, which transmit pain stimuli. CBD, again by interacting with the ECS, is thought to be able to interact with its receptors so that pain could be relieved.