It’s not only the pharmaceutical industry that stands to get a bit of a shakeup as cannabis becomes more well known and understood. The cosmetics and skin care industries also stand to be revolutionised.
Why? Because cannabinoids have a remarkable range of properties, some only now being properly investigated by scientists after years of restriction.
Much research has been into THC, but this is literally the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cannabinoid research.
As cannabis laws are progressively being relaxed across the US and in other countries, more attention is being focussed in this area and there have been a number of studies which have yielded positive results.
Because of its inherent anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis would seem like an ideal candidate for treating burns and other skin inflammations. But can things go further than that?
They certainly can. As well as being a powerful and natural anti-inflammatory with no minimal negative side effects, there are cannabinoids that have antiviral and antibacterial properties, which can go to work on a number of skin ailments ranging from cold sores to eczema.
Cannabis has even been shown to be effective against dangerous forms of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The chart below shows some of the recent results where cannabis has been used as a treatment for various skin diseases.
It should be noted that whilst there are no official human studies that have been carried out on skin cancer, there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence available online that suggest cannabis is a very effective treatment for skin cancer.
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