COUGH & Cannabis studies completed
There’s plenty of evidence that various compounds in cannabis have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. THC, CBD, CBC and CBG are all known to exert varying degrees of anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, and there are plenty of terpenes and terpenoids in cannabis with similar properties, such as linalool, limonene and eucalyptol.
As well as this, various cannabinoids and terpenoids are known for their relaxing, anti-anxiety or sedative effects. During times of illness, such properties may be very useful in increasing subjective feelings of wellbeing. Furthermore, common colds can also cause appetite loss in some people, and THC in particular has been repeatedly demonstrated to have appetite-stimulating properties.
Science and Research
2011 - Study ~ G-protein coupled receptors regulating cough.
2009 - Study ~ Cough sensors. III. Opioid and cannabinoid receptors on vagal sensory nerves
2005 - Study ~ Patent 6974568 - Treatment for cough
2003 - Study ~ Inhibition of guinea-pig and human sensory nerve activity and the cough reflex in guinea-pigs by cannabinoid (CB2) receptor activation.