Cannabidiol could help cut seizures by half in children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, an extremely severe form of epilepsy, researchers report.
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound extract of marijuana, has the potential to be used as an antibiotic. Researchers found CBD was remarkably effective at killing a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria, including bacteria that are resistant to common antibiotics. Additionally, CBD does not lose its effectiveness after extended treatment.
A new study reveals CBD oil significantly improves seizure frequency and other symptoms in people with treatment resistant epilepsy.
A new study in The Lancet reports coupling cannabidiol with other anti-epilepsy treatments can help reduce the number of seizures in those with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a treatment resistant form of epilepsy.
Dogs with epilepsy who received cannabidiol as part of a clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.
Researchers report cannabidiol could help treat children with severe epilepsy who have not responded to other therapies.
CBD, which is a major phytocannabinoid constituent of cannabis, has already shown to have anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects. The image is in the public domain.
Cannabidiol may be able to bypass the blood-brain barrier to effectively deliver medications directly to the brain.
Every month, up to 6.4 million searches related to cannabidiol (CBD) are performed by American adults looking to obtain information or buy products. CBD search queries eclipse those for other natural medical alternatives by a significant percentage.
Researchers provide further evidence that the cannabis compound, CBD, is effective at reducing seizures in people with epilepsy. The new study reveals CBD significantly reduced seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Previously, the researchers demonstrated CBD was effective at seizure control in Dravet syndrome.
Brain and fetal development damage caused by exposure to CBD and THC are very similar defects seen in fetal alcohol syndrome.