As soon as CBD Oil sourced organic and was set free from the allegations of being a substance of addiction, the herb started flaunting it’s never ending contributions in the field of medicine. Till now, CBD has been found to have great impact on the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, epilepsy, diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, pain, as well as cancer! The reason for the great deal of its use is the absence of side-effects. CBD intake cures the symptoms, but not at the cost of leaving out traces of untoward effects. After all the fame, research is being carried out to discover the potency of this herb as becoming the antibiotic of the future.
IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA:
Thanks to the broad spectrum antibiotics that we are able to control several diseases at their initial stages before they begin feeding upon life. However, bacteria too have been smart, and have undergone revolution with time to produce certain proteins and other compounds that make them resistant to the bactericidal effects of antibiotics. This has created a big hurdle in the treating diseases and is a great public health concern.
Antibiotic resistance leads to:
- Increased cases of human illness
- Increased duration of treatment
- Increased cost of treatment
- Increased risk of untoward effects due to the employment of more antibiotics
RESEARCH OF CBD AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA:
According to a research published in the year 2008, the five major cannabinoids of the marijuana plant namely; 1b (cannabidiol), 2 (cannabichromene), 3b (cannabigerol), 4b (Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and 5 (cannabinol), exhibited potent anti-bacterial activity against a variety of strains of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For those who do not know, MRSA is a bacterial specie that is resistant to several antibiotics, and is known to produce conditions such as pneumonia, sepsis, skin infections and blood infections. For CBD has been found to combat against this extremely rebellious bacterial specie, several infections prevailing today caused by it can be easily treated.