There is a good news for people who have psoriasis or eczema: you can treat them naturally using hemp oil or cream. Psoriasis and eczema are two conditions whose causes haven't been discovered yet. They are probably linked to both physical and mental factors. While it is hard to focus on the causes, it is easier to treat the symptoms: redness, itchiness, dry skin. While standard medical treatment for psoriasis and eczema can have lots of negative side effects, home natural remedies are innocuous and very effective.
The last natural remedy for psoriasis and eczema that has been discovered is hemp or cannabis oil. Lots of essential oils has been used to treat psoriasis and eczema in the past, but many patients point to hemp or cannabis oil as the best treatment for psoriasis. So, let's see how to treat psoriasis and eczema naturally with hemp oil.
What are psoriasis and eczema?
Psoriasis and eczema are common conditions that cause physical and psychological discomfort. Psoriasis is characterised by a frequency of skin cells growth and division that is much higher than normal. Broadly speaking psoriasis manifests itself as an inflammation of the skin, which becomes red, dry, and itchy.
Eczema has very similar symptoms to psoriasis but is a different condition. It is an inflammation of the skin characterized by red, itchy areas and blisters. People who have eczema, or atopic dermatitis, have very sensitive skins.
Treatment for psoriasis and eczema
Conventional, medical treatment for psoriasis and eczema focuses on eliminating the symptoms, as there is no definitive cure for such conditions. The steroid cortisone creams used to treat psoriasis and eczema are very strong, and have unpleasant side effects. That is why many people with psoriasis and eczema turn to natural medicine and home remedies.
In general, the most important things to do are: stop scratching and moisturise the affected area. Moisturising also helps with itchiness, so the two go together. There are a number of oils that have proven to be very effective against psoriasis and eczema: coconut oil, argan oil, and rosehip oil to name a few.
Lately, the attention has been drawn to something that seems to work better than anything else: hemp seed or cannabis oil. Let's see the benefits of hemp oil for psoriasis and eczema.
Hemp or Cannabis oil to treat psoriasis and eczema
Researches in the field of hemp's medical properties are booming. First of all, you should know that when we talk about using hemp oil or cream to treat psoriasis we are talking about a product that does not contain any THC, it is not psychoactive, i.e. it won't make you high! It is a super safe, 100% natural product. It comes from the seeds of hemp plants.
Hemp or cannabis oil has been found to have amazingly healing effects on psoriasis patients. In fact, hemp oil inhibits the growth of the overactive skin cells that cause psoriasis, thus improving the medical and aesthetic condition of the skin.
The reason why hemp oil or cream is beneficial both in the case of psoriasis and eczema is because it is anti inflammatory. We have seen that both psoriasis and eczema are characterized by an inflammation that causes redness, itchiness and lesions. Hemp or cannabis oil contains essential fatty acids called Omega 6 and Omega 3 that prevent the cycle of inflammation from the very beginning. Cannabinoids also protect against the damage of the tissues that takes place in both psoriasis and eczema, improving the aesthetic look of the patients' skin.
Hemp or cannabis oil thus acts on the two key areas of the treatment of psoriasis and eczema: moisture and itchiness.
How to use hemp oils and creams
Once you get the green light from you dermatologist, you can purchase a hemp or cannabis moisturising product from a herbalist or health store. You can then apply a thick layer of the product on the affected skin area at least twice a day, or anytime you feel your skin is getting dry or itchy. You will notice immediate improvements.
If you have psoriasis on the scalp. you can consider also using a cannabis shampoo, as well as a hemp soap for the general skin care.
Let us know your experience on treating psoriasis and eczema naturally with hemp oil!
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