A pair of researchers in South Africa have published a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine that identifies CBD as a potential treatment option for cervical cancer. Using in vitro analysis techniques, researchers Lesetja R. Motadi and Sindiswa T Lukhele compared anti-proliferative effects of cannabis sativa extract (and its main component CBD) on human cervical cancer cells, and found varying concentrations of both CBD and cannabis sativa extract were effective in inhibiting cancer cell proliferation. CBD was especially beneficial, however, for its ability to induce apoptosis, even at low concentrations. Authors wrote, “In conclusion, these data suggest that cannabidiol rather than Cannabis sativa crude extracts prevent cell growth and induce cell death in cervical cancer cell lines.”
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