Is CBD an Antibiotic?

Among the multitude of facets of CBD including being an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory are that it has been shown to have antibiotic properties too. This article looks at the evidence and speaks to a few experts about this discovery.

Could CBD eventually become an antibiotic? | The GrowthOp

A study from Australian scientists have shown that an ingredient in cannabis could provide an answer to bacteria that has proven resistant, or in some cases impossible, to treat. That would be none other than cannabidiol, better known as CBD. These Aussie scientists found that CBD was effective in killing all strains of bacteria they tested in the lab, including ones currently thwarting modern medicine.

Even after the bacteria was exposed to CBD more than 20 days—the time frame in which some bacteria can survive against current antibiotics—it did not become treatment-resistant to the non-psychoactive component in cannabis. As Newsweek first reported, the scientists showed CBD as effective against a group of “Gram-positive” bacteria, including the kind that causes conditions like pneumonia and MRSA.

“So far, we have only shown it works topically, on the skin surface,” he said. “To be really useful, it would be good if we could show that it treated systemic infections e.g. pneumonia, or complicated tissue infections, where you have to give it orally or by intravenous dosing. A very preliminary study didn’t show that it works in these more difficult models.”
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