Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) as antibiotic

With an increasing number of proven therapeutic uses of cannabidiol, the number of new studies is also increasing. In Australia, a recent study has produced a particularly interesting result today. In doing so, the researchers were able to demonstrate that CBD apparently used as an antibiotic could be. In times of increasing resistance of many germs to antibiotics, this is particularly pleasant.

The study was conducted as part of a research project at the University of Queensland, in southeastern Australia. We could now clearly observe it that CBD in mice against bacteria otherwise resistant to antibiotics actsBut that's not all: even after 20 days of exposure of bacteria to cannabidiol, they have grown no resistanceIn the case of other antibiotics, 20 days always correspond to the period following the formation of this resistance. Can the CBD soon serve as a new super antibiotic?

Until then, the path is still long. Although tests of complex skin infections in mice can be treated during the trial, many more studies are needed to obtain a final result. Mark Blaskovich (Principal Investigator and Senior Chemist at the Center for Superbug Solutions) also knows how to stop the initial euphoria:

"Until now, we have only shown that it has a topical effect on the surface of the skin .It would be nice if we could show that it treats systemic infections, such as pneumonia or complicated tissue infections, which require oral or intravenous administration. "

One of the biggest difficulties of the study was again to obtain the necessary authorizations to deal with the CBD. In Australia, the CBD is still tightly regulated. Partly for this reason, synthetic has been used in place of natural cannabidiol in the experiment. To what extent is CBD really suitable as an antibiotic? However, recent results are encouraging optimism.