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Cannabis as a Treatment for Psoriasis?

According to the Canadian Dermatological Society... Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects over a million Canadians. It usually characterized by red elevated patches and flaking silvery scales. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. And can include:

  • Dry or red areas of skin, usually covered with silvery-white scales and sometimes with raised edges
  • Rashes on the scalp, genitals, or in the skin folds
  • Itching and skin pain, sometimes severe
  • Joint pain, swelling or stiffness
  • Nail abnormalities

At this time there are very limited treatment options for this painful condition  and no cure.  Although the studies are limited in this area a 2007 study showed that cannabinoids inhibited the build up of dead skin cells. According to the researchers “Our results show that cannabinoids inhibit keratinocyte proliferation, and therefore support a potential role for cannabinoids in the treatment of psoriasis.”  Also Cannabis can also help those with psoriasis by decreasing pain during a flare up.  And there have been several studies  that examined the role cannabis can play as an analgesic (pain reliever).

Topical cannabis medications formulated with CBD/THC are perfect for patients with psoriasis, as there are no psychoactive effects and they can be applied directly to affected areas.

Link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17157480

 

2 comments

  1. i have psoriasis and would love to test this

    1. (Monicka) Customer Support Manager

      Hi Cynthia I highly recommend the Hi Lin Balm Extra Strength and the Canna Soothe for your condition. You can order them directly from our store and all topicals are 20 % OFF for the month of August 🙂
      Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or if your require any assistance.

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