Jamaican Scientists Close in on CBD-Based Hepatitis Treatment

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A team of researchers led by Dr. Henry Lowe at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica (UWI) recently discovered CBD effectively combats the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This means that CBD is thereby also effective at treating conditions of the liver like cirrhosis or liver cancer. Lowe said of his study, “We report here for the first time in vitro studies to demonstrate the antiviral activity of CBD against HCV.”

This discovery could mean a game changer for the medical industry. Currently, there are no vaccines against hepatitis C, and the only medication that treats the condition can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lowe believes his discovery could lead to a more affordable treatment option in the form of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals.

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