With the summer months just around the corner, strangely enough, I was thinking about Ross River Fever. This reminded me about one of our customers from about 2 years ago, telling us how our BCP helped her recover from this horrible virus. So, as always, I went looking for why this may have been so. Here’s what I discovered:
Firstly, Ross River Fever a mosquito-borne virus that causes joint pain and inflammation, most notably in the fingers, wrists, ankles, and knees, though it can affect any joint.
Other symptoms include:
- body aches
- joint swelling, pain and stiffness
- swollen lymph nodes
Symptoms usually last around 6 weeks, but can last up to a year in some rare cases. About 1 in 10 people say that continue to feel tired and even depressed long after the initial symptoms have passed.
Sadly, there is no known treatment for the Ross River virus. However, pain relievers such as paracetamol and anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used to alleviate symptoms. Plenty of rest, proper diet and exercise is also known to help with recovery.
Here are some potential ways that Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) may help with Ross River Fever recovery:
* Anti-inflammatory properties:BCP has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which could help reduce joint pain and swelling associated with Ross River Fever.
* Pain Relief: The analgesic properties of BCP may help individuals with Ross River Fever cope with the pain and discomfort caused by the virus. Don’t forget that you can apply a few drops topically to affected areas for some extra analgesic benefits.
* Antiviral properties:BCP ‘s interaction with CB2 receptors may modulate the immune response, potentially aiding the body’s ability to fight off the virus.
* Calming Effects:BCP is recognised for its active role in suppressing cortisol production while stimulating the production of endorphins, our “feel good” chemical. This can cause a sense of relaxation in both the body and the mind. This potentially helps us to have an overall sense of well-being. This could be helpful to those that experience those lasting mental health issues.
BCP is also a natural terpene compound found in many plants, this means that it may be a safer and more natural alternative for treating Ross River Fever.
As always, please seek medical attention from a healthcare professional if you have any of the above symptoms.
So there you have it. BCP hits the mark on quite a few levels, so it would appear to be certainly worth a try!!
Have a great, wonderful, blessed weekend. Talk soon 🙂
Source: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/ross-river-virus, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8911748/; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30132972/
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.