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A Testament to Healing

June 01, 2016

A Testament to Healing

"CBD oil is touted by advocates as nature’s most powerful supplement, and people use it to address a huge variety of conditions. There’s a lot of research showing that it’s highly effective."

Apothecanna has been a long-standing supporter of finding alternative ways to treating skin conditions such as psoriasis. A chronic disease that appears on the skin, psoriasis occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells, causing widespread inflammation and exfoliation of the skin over most of the body surface. Sufferers of this condition often experience severe itching, swelling and pain.

Psoriasis is common and affects as many as 1 out of every 50 people. Currently there are no cures, but fortunately there are treatments that can greatly reduces symptoms. There are various recommended treatments that exist for people who experience psoriasis -- some more severe than others -- but new studies show that cannabis is a novel addition to the antipsoriatic army.

Elissa Weinzimmer recently shared her inspirational story on The Sweat Life about living with psoriasis and how she’s been healing her skin condition naturally with the use of cannabis. “CBD oil is touted by advocates as nature’s most powerful supplement, and people use it to address a huge variety of conditions. There’s a lot of research showing that it’s highly effective”

Cannabis is able to treat psoriasis due the anti-inflammatory properties of its cannabinoids and the regulatory effects of THC on the immune system. Cannabinoids are readily absorbed through the skin, making it the ideal method of treating psoriasis, as it avoids some of the toxicity associated with systemic therapies.

Cannabis topicals, such as Apothecanna’s Calming Creme or Calming Oil have been proven to help treat psoriasis in multiple ways. It’s intense moisture helps to relieve dry skin and prevent itchiness. The analgesic properties of lavender, chamomile, and frankincense help to relieve pain associated with the irritated skin caused by psoriasis. These ingredients also aid in improving relaxation and relieving anxiety as stress is known to be an aggravator and major cause of psoriasis outbreaks.

Read more about Elissa Weinzimmer’s healing journey with cannabis here .

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