It is great news that hemp oil can treat psoriasis. This is an unsightly skin disease which comes and goes according to specific environmental and internal conditions. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own cells and tissues – in this case, in the skin. Hemp oil is a recognised natural therapy that can successfully treat psoriasis. Hemp oil does come from cannabis, but not the same plant as cannabis oil.
Hemp Oil versus Cannabis Oil
Hemp and cannabis come from two different plants, of the same species – which means their oils differ too. Hemp plants are tall and narrow and can be planted close together, reaching about 5 m tall. Hemp and cannabis contain hundreds of cannabinoids, the most common being cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These beneficial chemical compounds are harnessed for human health. Hemp is full of CBD while cannabis comes in varying varieties, some plants full of THC, others having just a little THC. THC is psychoactive so many people choose hemp instead of cannabis to avoid feeling high when they are trying to treat a medical condition.
Treat Psoriasis with Hemp Oil as a Topical
Hemp oil can treat psoriasis as a topical. Smear it on the affected skin and watch the positive impacts it has. During psoriasis, skin cells grow and divide much quicker than usual. Then new cells rise to the epidermis to replace the old, dried up cells – this all happens in a matter of 7 to 10 days, instead of one month as in the case of normal cells. The flaky scales that appear on the skin occur as the skin cells are young and their protein is abnormal so they are not tough or protective. Psoriasis is often associated with heart disease, diabetes 2, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriatic arthritis.
People who have psoriasis have T cells which attack their healthy cells and this can be caused by a number of factors:
- the enlargement of blood vessels in the skin
- an increase in white blood cells that stimulate the skin to produce new cells more quickly than usual
- an increase in skin cells, T cells, and additional immune system cells
- an accumulation of new skin cells on the surface of the skin
- the development of the thick, scaly patches associated with psoriasis
Typically, these effects occur in response to a trigger. [https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis/causes#causes]
Relief from Inflammation
Psoriasis sufferers can now breathe a sigh of relieve when they hear that hemp oil can treat their skin disease. The oil is a natural anti-inflammatory which immediately soothes the inflammation and pain when the skin flakes off so fast every week. Studies are showing that CBD could slow down the movement of an immune cell called the macrophages because it grows too quickly. CBD may also slow down the other immune cell called Th1 which trigger the overgrowth of skin cells. Tissue damage causes inflammation and CBD can prevent this as it stops the free radicals from forming. CBD is a natural antioxidant that can help keep the body’s immune system in balance.
Positive Side Effects for Holistic Health
Treating psoriasis with hemp oil has plenty of positive side effects for the patient. This natural therapy strengthens the immune system, fights inflammation, stimulates appetite and reduces insomnia, sorts out mood swings and fertility issues and relieves pressure in the eyes. Thanks to the cannabinoids in the CBD, the endocannabinoid system is continually being balanced in the presence of the cannabis or hemp oil. The pain and inflammation of the psoriasis is reduced and automatically lifts the spirits of the patient. Rub the hemp oil onto the psoriasis and see how the disease is relieved. The essential fatty acids in the oil, omega 3 and 6, are extremely beneficial to the healing of the wounds. Use it as a balm or take it orally – or both – for maximum effect.
Chat to us at Cannabis Therapy to order your hemp oil. Treat psoriasis with our CBD and feel better in a day or two.