Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Acne

kentuckycannaCannabidiol (CBD), a compound found exclusively in the cannabis plant, may treat acne, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers used cannabidiol derived from cannabis on human sebaceous gland function (glands that secrete an oily or waxy matter to lubricate the skin and hair), and determined that CBD is effective in deterring the acne that this secretion can cause.

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Cannabidiol May Treat Acne, Finds Study

A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health has found that thecannabisleaf cannabis compound cannabidiol, often referred to simply as CBD, may provide a potential treatment for acne.

For the study, researchers used cannabidiol derived from cannabis on human sebaceous gland function, and determined that CBD behaves as a highly effective sebostatic agent.

“Administration of CBD to cultured human sebocytes and human skin organ culture inhibited the lipogenic actions of various compounds, including arachidonic acid and a combination of linoleic acid and testosterone, and suppressed sebocyte proliferation via the activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid-4 (TRPV4) ion channels”, claims researchers.

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