The mysterious medicinal properties of the controversial cannabis plant are consistently becoming more understood as research of the plant’s chemistry (including CBD) have led to discoveries on how such chemicals can be used in medical settings.
Scientists in Australia may have discovered a new purpose for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive ingredient within the plant that has so far been overlooked. Their hypothesis is that cannabidiol can be used as an antibiotic to treat certain skin infections. CBD has been considered as an accepted form of treatment for certain medical issues, such as epilepsy and addiction, only within the past decade or two.
Although the effectiveness of using cannabidiol as an antibiotic is still unclear, researches are optimistic with their initial discoveries. These studies that were conducted come at a time where the stigma regarding the cannabidiol is continuing to be lifted and less associated with THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) as well as the plant itself.
Today CBD is becoming a popular medicinal device not only prescribed by healthcare professionals but with certain demographics who only a decade ago would have discounted it due to its consequential origins. However, today the FDA recognizes its medical benefits and legislation is being considered to protect and provide CBD to the necessary patients.
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- 1 CBD has been effective in reducing cravings and withdrawal in opiate addictions.
- 2 CBD may be used as an antibiotic as shown in tests with mice.
- 3 Much more research will need to be done before it can be tested in humans.
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