A Secret Weapon in the War Against Antibiotic Resistance?
Cannabigerol defeats multidrug-resistant bacteria in mice
Charlotte Barker | | Quick Read
Drug-resistant infections are a major threat to global health, raising the real possibility of a return to the pre-antibiotic age, when everyday infections could be life-threatening. With 750,000 people already dying from drug-resistant infections every year, it’s no surprise that researchers are racing to discover new antibiotics that can target these “superbugs.”
Scientist have long been aware that cannabis (like many other plants) contains compounds that can kill bacteria on contact, but a new study suggests that one such compound – cannabigerol (CBG) – can fight drug-resistant infections inside a living organism.
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