CBN to treat infections
A review published in the journal Cannabis Therapeutics in 2001 discussed the potential health benefits of cannabis and cannabis extracts, including the antimicrobial effects of CBN. The authors of the review noted that CBN has been shown to have antibacterial properties in laboratory studies, and may be effective in treating infections.
A study published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation in 2003 found that CBN induced apoptosis (programmed cell death) in human leukemia cells through the activation of the CB2 cannabinoid receptor. The authors of the study concluded that CBN may have potential as an anti-cancer agent.
A review published in the journal Natural Products in 2000 discussed the natural constituents of Cannabis sativa, including CBN. The authors of the review noted that CBN has been shown to have antibacterial properties in laboratory studies.
Overall, these studies suggest that CBN does in fact have antibacterial properties which we can then assume to have a great potential for fighting off infections.
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