Cannabidiol increases survival and promotes rescue of cognitive function in a murine model of Cerebral Malaria.

Neuroscience

“Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication resulting from Plasmodium falciparuminfection that might cause permanent neurological deficits.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychotomimetic compound of Cannabis sativa with neuroprotective properties.

In the present work, we evaluated the effects of CBD in a murine model of CM.

CBD treatment resulted in an increase in BDNF expression in the hippocampus and decreased levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the hippocampus (TNF-α) and prefrontal cortex (IL-6).

Our results indicate that CBD exhibits neuroprotective effects in CM model and might be useful as an adjunctive therapy to prevent neurological symptoms following this disease.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25595981

“Cannabidiol adjuvant treatment increases survival in the murine model of CM. Cannabidiol adjuvant treatment promotes rescue of behavioral and cognitive function.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452215000196

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/malaria/

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