CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the Hemp and Marijuana plants. Although these plants have been used for medicinal properties since ancient times, many scientists and researchers have been working on the wide range of benefits CBD offers.
Today, you will find CBD in several forms. From edibles to oils and tinctures, this compound is available for a variety of treatments and is highly regarded for its safe, side-effect-free nature. Among the many conditions it is being used for, CBD is very beneficial for treating skin conditions. It is known to increase the skin’s healing process, and is used for treating several skin-related problems like eczema.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin disease characterized by irritation, redness, flakiness, dryness, and itchiness of the skin. It often occurs in areas such as the hands, face, wrists, feet, and knees’ backside. The main reason behind eczema is the loss of moisture from skin. As skin gets drier, it starts to get flaky and itchy. The after-effects are painful and cause severe damage to the skin, and cause the sufferer to become restless because of a desire to scratch the affected area.
Benefits of CBD oil for eczema
Firstly, CBD contains anti-microbial properties. So, it kills the bacteria that cause several other skin diseases. It also relieves itchiness and pain related to skin problems. CBD oil also has anti-inflammatory properties. What it does is it activates the anti-inflammatory reaction within the cell. As a result of this, the overall severity of eczema is reduced significantly. This means a person is much less likely to scratch the affected area and injure it further.
CBD oil also contains substances that enhance the natural elasticity of human skin. It locks in moisture and prevents the skin from getting dry. As a result, the condition that stimulates eczema in the first place is reduced.The receptors of CBD in the human nervous system are also affected in such a way that the feeling of itchiness and pain is eased.
Effectiveness of CBD oil for eczema
Through years of research scientists have found CBD oil to be useful for eczema. CBD oil is considered a wonder oil when it comes to treating eczema. The effectiveness of CBD oil depends on a variety of factors, including the potency of the formula you are using, the method of delivery (oil, ointment, suppository) and how often you are using CBD oil.
Dosage of CBD oil for eczema
You can use CBD oil either orally or add a few drops in the moisturizer of ointment. At CBD International we have a wide range of CBD-infused ointments as well that can be applied directly to the skin. These creams are also popularly known as ‘weed creams’.
For maximum effectiveness, you should apply CBD oil or ointment directly to the skin. However, if you are using it orally, it is recommended that you start the dose from a few drops per day. Once you find it suitable, you can increase the dosage.
Side effects are rare. A user may report very mild side effects if they have started off with too strong a dose, or if the formulation is not to their liking. In that case, try lowering your dosage and getting in touch with CBD International.