Did you know CBD offers treatment for various mild health problems, one of which including Psoriasis? This autoimmune, non-communicable disease manifests as a reaction when the healthy skin cells in the upper epidermal layer are attacked. It can be genetic or triggered by environmental stimuli.
In order to understand how CBD oil helps treat psoriasis, you should first get familiar with the disease itself.
What is Psoriasis?
Categorized as a “chronic autoimmune disease”, psoriasis occurs when healthy skin cells develop rapidly. These skin cells travel to the skin’s surface and form raised patches that are full of “underdeveloped” skin cells. The patches appear scaly, with thick red skin. The condition is quite painful and itchy, with swelling, inflammation and redness. While the patches can appear anywhere on the body, they mostly develop on palms, feet, back, face, knees, scalp and elbow.
How CBD Oil Treats Psoriasis
Since CBD is an immunosuppressant, it can easily reduce the effects of psoriasis, such as inflammation. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of a network of neurons which helps regulate many functions in the body, including:
- Immune system dysfunction
The natural version of CBD in our body is called endocannabinoids. The receptors in the cells, immune cells and skin interact with CBD oil and reduce itching, pain and inflammation. Scientists believe the reason why skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema make an appearance on the body is because of endocannabinoid deficiency. This also leads to other health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and fibromyalgia,
CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so when it is applied to irritated skin directly it helps bring down the inflammation. Essentially it tells the cells to slow down. The affected area of the skin calms down, which reduces the severity of itching and gives the skin time to heal.
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