The latest research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research reveals that cannabis can heal bone fractures. A group of scientists at the Tel Aviv University conducted a study that showed how a non-psychotropic substance cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD)improved the healing process of the femora just after eight weeks.
Dr. Yankel Gabet, from the Bone Research Laboratory attached with the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University, said that CBD made the bones stronger during the healing process.
It is achieved by the improved maturation of the collagen matrix that later forms the framework for the mineralization of the bone tissue. The bone that has been treated with CBD will be harder to break in future.
During the study, one group of rats were injected CBD, and another group was given a combination of CBD and THC. After evaluating both the groups, it was seen that CBD alone provided the therapeutic benefits
The CBD was extracted from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychotropic component of cannabis and the study revealed that CBD markedly improved the healing process in the rat’s mid-femoral fractures that was only eight weeks old.
The new research has opened a very promising use of marijuana or a compound extracted from it. Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked wonders on the rats with fractured limbs.
Rats with mid femoral fractures were given CBD, and the healing process was hastened. What impressed the researchers was the fact that CBD helped the maturation of collagenous matrix making the bones incredibly strong and less prone to fractures in future.
Gabet said that the cannabinoid-related compounds have immense clinical potential, but there is a lot to be done by the way of appropriate therapies. The study enables scientists to separate the clinically active component from the psychotropic part of the cannabis. CBD is the principal agent in the study, and it has anti-inflammatory and no psychoactivity.