A study has discovered that use of an anti-inflammatory compound found in cannabis significantly helps heal bone fractures.
The study which was conducted on lab rats found that administration of the non-psychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) enhanced the healing process of the femora after just eight weeks.
Lead Researcher, Yankel Gabet from Tel Aviv University in Israel said “We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing.
“We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue.
“After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.
“Other studies have also shown CBD to be a safe agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.”
The new study was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.