Skin is the coat of armor of the human body. It not only protects the organs and organ systems from external properties, but also adds aesthetics to the whole structure. The skin is therefore vital and referred to as one of the five sense organs. Nobody likes skin that is damaged or affected by external agents. Nowadays everybody wishes to have a flawless glowing skin, men and women. There are thousands of advertisements of skin products to keep the skin healthy and shiny. There are thousands of lotions and creams and gels in the market that often do more harm than good.
Cannabis has been an age old medicine for millions of people in the world. Back in ancient times, when the world wasn’t blessed with modern medications, cannabis was the only way to go. It has been used to treat minor diseases like nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite to more diseases like sickle cell anemia, diabetes and cancer. It seems like cannabis has a role to play in curing many diseases of the world today. Skin disorders treatment is its newest venture.
What are Skin Disorders?
When the normal stability and smoothness of the skin is affected by internal or external agents, the skin succumbs to damage. The skin is a very delicate collection of cells and requires a lot of care and attention. There are many types of skin disorders affecting the world today from basic skin allergies to chronic skin diseases. Two very common chronic skin conditions are eczema and psoriasis.These skin disorders may occur due to genetic, environmental or lifestyle influences, or a combination of the three.
Using Cannabis on Skin Disorders
The human skin has a pair of endocannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 imbibed in it. These receptors are expressed in both healthy and diseased skin.The CB1 receptor is located on nerves that run in the skin; large nerves fibers and even smaller nerve fibers have these receptors.
So a cannabis treatment targeting these receptors has been very effective. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the CBD of cannabis prevents skin disorders.
Cannabis has never ceased to amaze the society. Maybe one day it will cure the ultimate disease: Death.