CBD works as well as Ampicillin for inhibiting bacterial growth
Increased resistance to antibiotics is recognized as a serious problem in the treatment of bacterial infections.
This study examined the effect of CBD treatment on Salmonella cells, and compared it to a common antibiotic. It was published in the journal Molecules in April 2022.
"The steady decrease in antibiotic efficacy alongside the decreased development of new antibiotics present a major obstacle in the treatment of multidrug-resistant bacteria"
The researchers noted that bacterial growth was inhibited strongly at concentrations of 1.25ug/ml, but minimally at the lower concentrations tested.
CBD at these concentrations was found to be as effective as ampicillin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic.
- "In comparison, both treatments resulted in a similar OD600 (optical density) after 6 h of treatment suggesting that CBD was able to inhibit bacterial growth to an extent similar to ampicillin."
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