Cannabis could help cure eczema by controlling bacteria that causes skin condition

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Research from the National Eczema Association indicates cannabis may help relieve some skin conditions

By Jon Rogers

CANNABIS might be able to solve some eczema problems as research indicates it could take away the itch that comes with the skin condition.

The research comes from the National Eczema Association (NEA).

 Cannabis oil could help reduce various skin conditions

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Cannabis oil could help reduce various skin conditions

Dermatologists in the US have also produced research supporting the method.

The findings show that cannabinoids have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory purposes, which bind to receptors in the skin when you apply a topical lotion, and can reduce itching and redness.

It can also help to control the bacteria that causes the itchy skin condition.

Dermatologists say it’s a good alternative for treating atopic dermatitis (AD), which is the most common type of eczema.

 Research has indicated cannabis oil may help with the itchy skin condition

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Research has indicated cannabis oil may help with the itchy skin condition
 Smoking cannabis though is unlikely to relieve the skin conditions

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Smoking cannabis though is unlikely to relieve the skin conditions

There’s no point in kicking back and rolling up a big, fat Camberwell Carrot as smoking won’t have any affect on your eczema, it has to be applied as a lotion.

University of Colorado scientists have also begun trials on a compound in the drug to determine if it can combat common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

They believe CBD – which doesn’t cause a ‘high’ – could offer hope for millions of eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

The anti-inflammatory compound, known officially as cannabidiol, is already backed for its plethora of benefits by the World Health Organisation.

Global health chiefs gave it a clean bill of health in a report published in December and declared it had no adverse outcomes.

High street chain Holland & Barrett already stocks an oil form of the compound, which is legal to buy in the UK.

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