New Study: CBD Compound Could Be A Weapon Against Deadly Superbugs

by | Jun 25, 2019 | Headline News | 11 comments


With superbug infections on the rise and no way to treat them, a compound in CBD (cannabidiol) oil is showing promise.  The compound could be a new weapon against superbugs: those deadly infectious organisms which have evolved and no longer can be killed by antibiotics.

CBD is the popular cannabis compound that doesn’t get you high.  It’s everywhere and can be seemingly be used for everything. From sleep disorders to stress relief, CBD is now becoming a popular and natural way to combat ailments. So it makes sense scientists would look to it for a new antibiotic that can potentially work against superbugs; some of which are even resistant to alcohol.

According to Futurism, scientists have already discovered that CBD is effective at killing a wide range of infectious superbugs. During Sunday’s annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Mark Blaskovich, a senior research chemist from the University of Queensland, presented his finding that CBD isremarkably effective” at killing a range of bacteria, including several antibiotic-resistant strains — meaning we may have a new weapon in the war against superbugs.

Through his study – which was funded in part by drug-discovery company Botanix Pharmaceuticals – Blaskovich found that a synthetic form of CBD was able to kill several types of Gram-positive bacteria in the lab, including ones that can lead to MRSA and pneumonia. It was also effective at treating a skin infection in mice. –Futurism

However, CBD was not as effective against Gram-negative bacteria, which are generally more resistant to antibiotics. But this study is still promising even though it’s very much in the early stages. Blaskovich’s work has yet to be peer-reviewed or published in a scientific journal, and even he isn’t quite sure what it is that’s allowing the CBD to kill the bacteria.

“It [this study] needs a lot more work to show [that CBD] would be useful to treat infections in humans,” he told Live Science. “It would be very dangerous to try to treat a serious infection with cannabidiol instead of one of the tried and tested antibiotics.”

But with superbugs becoming more and more deadly as they resist antibiotics, any forward step towards treatment is a good thing!

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*EDITOR’S NOTE: Just remember, hemp oil, and CBD oil are not the same thing.  Both can be useful in holistic wellness; however, CBD has been shown to be more effective as it has the cannabinoids in it. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, and there is no THC whatsoever in it.

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    1. Clown World

      “…even he isn’t quite sure what it is that’s allowing the CBD to kill the bacteria.”

      I have an idea.

      imo, the hormonal process of plants and lower lifeforms branching is akin to inflammation.

      Pollen and algae are potential sources for auxins (branching hormone).

      If you subject and young growing plant to NSAIDS, it will not have normal shoots and leaves.

      What about bacteria, which are neither plants nor animals.

      Do they branch by means of an inflammatory process, which is subject to human control.

      • Clown World

        My typing isn’t quite *that bad. Auto-corrected and no edit function allowed on this platform.

    2. aljamo

      A message from pharma police state “Just continue ingesting your poison pill medicine and stfu, nature can’t better our expertise. How can a plant that you can grow for free compete with our proven quackery. We own this government so back off.”

    3. Honeypot

      Can it cure typhus or ebola?


      • Clown World

        According to Futurism, “CBD was able to kill several types of Gram-positive bacteria in the lab…”

        Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria are different in their colouration when dyed and viewed with a light microscope. Gram-positive appear violet, and Gram-negative appear red.

        Ebola is a virus and, therefore, is neither Gram positive nor Gram negative.

        Typhus bacteria are Gram-negative coccobacilli.

    4. JRS

      So they found that a synthetic version of CBD was effective in killing some gram positive bacteria. Do you know what that means? It means that by synthesizing CBD and finding a medical use, it will be regulated by the government, and patented by big pharma. It will require a prescription covered by insurance to involve more parts of the Medical Industrial Complex. Any part of the synthetic formula found in the natural CBD oil will be controlled by patent law. Making or selling “bootleg” CBD will become a criminal activity much like making your own meth or growing poppies for opium. It is what they do to financialize medicine and prevent any use of the natural plants without strict government control. Cuz, ya know, freedom ain’t allowed (without permission).

      That one word “synthesize” tells the whole story of where CBD oil is going.

      • Honeypot

        “Synthesize”, JRS, you said it all.

        Rockefeller working for Rothschild hijacked the Art of Healing by using money he swindled from us. He controls, he is, big pharma. Rockefeller “donated” so much money to University and Medical School that he became impossible to refuse. Then he pushed out natural cures and promoted petroleum based chemical synthetic substitutes, drugs, surgery, “Western” medicine.


    5. Seminole Wind

      Blah-blah-blah! Pot cures the “hebbie jeebies” WHO KNEW?

      Now if it would only make all Libertarian Hippies and Democratic Socialists go away I might buy some to hand out free.

    6. Jakartaman

      question all you want
      I just started on hemp oil – not cbd and guess what
      My shoulder and ankle pain are gone and I sleep now like a baby.
      I for one would not discount the health effects of CBD
      You may want to think about buying some of both – I think the self life is forever.
      If there is a buck the Government can steal from us the will
      I am buying

    7. Bert

      Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah!! Another story with the word COULD in the title. Nothing worse than an unconvincing Shiite.

      Thanks for another load of bullshit.

      • Hey Bert,

        You gotta start somewhere. Preliminary research is better than no research at all, wouldn’t you agree? And if it sparks interest in the research organizations to pursue this line of inquiry, what problem could you possibly have with this article?

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