CBD investigated for potential use against cervical cancer


ENFLEUR is happy to share the results of a 2016 peer-reviewed study published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, that investigated therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of cervical cancer. Using cancer cell lines, both CBD and cannabis sativa were tested for possible action against cervical cancer. It was determined that CBD was the more efficacious of the two, as the results of the study indicated that CBD stopped cell proliferation, preventing the growth of cervical cancer cells. Additionally, CBD was able to induce apoptosis, which is to say that it caused the death of cervical cancer cells. This results of this study are heartening in terms of the potential use of CBD as a complementary treatment in cervical cancer.

Why does this matter? Study’s findings indicate that CBD both prevents the spread of and induces the death of cervical cancer cells.