Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Study Shows Cannabinoids May Be Useful Against Drug-Resistant Staph Infections

Researchers in Italy and the U.K. tested five major marijuana chemicals called cannabinoids on different strains of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). All five showed germ-killing activity against the MRSA strains in lab tests. Some synthetic cannabinoids also showed germ-killing capability. The scientists note the cannabinoids kill bacteria in a different way than traditional antibiotics, meaning they might be able to bypass bacterial resistance.

At least two of the cannabinoids don't have mood-altering effects, so there could be a way to use these substances without creating the high of marijuana.
http://www.webmd.com/news/20080904/marijuana-chemicals-may-fight-mrsa

I'm not for using mind altering substances, because it's nice to know what you are doing, but if this stuff can save your life then it should be tried.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 1st, 2010.]

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