Researchers Claim Cannabis May Help Cure Eczema
Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that cannabis may be useful in treating the skin condition, eczema.
Eczema is a condition that causes irritation in the skin, causing it to become itchy, red, and inflamed. It is estimated that more than 30 million Americans have some form of the condition (National Eczema Association).
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According to the National Eczema Association, "It has long been observed that cannabinoids possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-itch qualities."
Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that CBD is particularly useful in eliminating some of the symptoms associated with eczema, and, in some cases, getting rid of it all together.
Dr. Robert Dellavalle, one of the leading researchers in the study, noted that cannabis could be a viable alternative for patients who do not respond well to traditional eczema treatments.
"There's a large segment of the population that doesn't like using steroids, even if they are topical steroids on their skin. CBD could be an alternative, natural product for them to try."
The topical application of CBD has been noted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to have no potential for harm or abuse, however, cannabis remains a scheduled drug under U.S. federal law. Because of this, extensive research into the full benefits of cannabis can be hard to conduct, even if cannabis is legal at the state level.
The potential of cannabis has remained largely untapped, though cannabis advocates continue to draw attention to the many benefits of the plant.