It may be helpful to consider Cannabis extracts as an addition to other infection treatment protocols for the present health care crisis. There are references to support the belief of a synergistic affect with Echinacea purpurea which can modulate the endocannabinoid system by targeting CB2 receptors. Certain Echinacea preparations have anxiolytic action. Anxiety can negatively affect treatment outcomes. The anti-inflammatory affects of Echinacea are the result of stimulating the production of the anti- inflammatory cytokine IL-10 and the inhibition of the pro-inflammatory TNF-alpha protein. The antimicrobial action of E. purpurea is well established.
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James Brent DDS