Is CBD an Alternative to Antibiotics? 2

Is CBD an Alternative to Antibiotics?

Naturopathic / therapeutic

  • Author: Carina Rehberg
  • updated: 01.07.2019
Is CBD an Alternative to Antibiotics?

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Cannabis CBD has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and soothing properties. Scientists have now shown that CBD is also an antibiotic and can therefore be an alternative to antibiotics.

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Cannabis CBD also has antibacterial properties

From the cannabis (hemp) can be extracted the active ingredient of CBD (cannabidiol). Unlike inadvertent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the CBD has no psychoactive properties and therefore does not fall under the narcotic law but is in the form of z. B. CBD oil available on the market.

CBD has many positive features. It helps with inflammation and nausea and has anxiolytic and antipsychotic effect. In addition, studies have shown that CBD can be helpful in conditions such as epilepsy (2), multiple sclerosis (3), sleep disorders (4), depression, pain and fibromyalgia.

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Italian researchers from University of Eastern Piedmont In addition, in 2008, it has been found that cannabinoids such as CBD and THC have strong antibacterial properties.

CBD even helps with bacteria resistant to antibiotics

One in June 2019 at the annual conference (ASM microb) American Society for Microbiology (American Society for Microbiology) presented a study (1) confirming an earlier outcome. Researchers from University of Queensland CBD has been shown to kill various bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. They are responsible for various serious infections.

Yes, in this study, the CBD has acted against bacteria that have become very resistant to common antibiotics. Compared to vancomycin or daptomycin, which resulted in long-term resistance, the CBD did not lose its power in laboratory tests – despite the fact that these two antibiotics are among the strongest currently on the market and used in resistant microorganisms.

CBD can destroy biofilms

In addition, CBD was also effective in destroying biofilms that result in infections that are difficult to treat. Biofilm is a mucus layer formed by bacteria to protect themselves from the immune system of the affected person.

Since this is one of the first CBD antibiotic studies, unfortunately there are no specific dosage recommendations for bacterial infections. However, you can use high doses of CBD oil at recommended doses of manufacturer infections and support medical therapy – of course, in consultation with a doctor.

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