CBD Potential Benefits for Psoriaisis


CBD Potential Benefits for Psoriaisis

CBD Potential Benefits for Psoriaisis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects millions of us, worldwide. There is no known cure but researchers continue to explore alternative treatment options. The use of CBD (cannabidiol) derived from the cannabis plant is one such, relatively new, alternative.

Here we look at the evidence surrounding the potential benefits of CBD for psoriasis.

Anti-inflammatory  CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which have been extensively studied. In psoriasis, inflammation plays a crucial role in the development and progression of the condition. Research suggests that CBD can interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, reducing inflammation and potentially alleviating psoriasis symptoms.

Immune Modulation  Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells. CBD has shown promise in modulating the immune response, potentially regulating the overactive immune system associated with psoriasis. This modulation may help reduce the severity and frequency of psoriasis flare-ups.

Pain Management  Psoriasis can be accompanied by discomfort from itching and inflammation or pain as in the case of Psoriatic Arthritis. CBD has been recognised for its analgesic properties. By interacting with the body's pain receptors, CBD may help alleviate psoriasis-related pain or discomfort.

Skin Health and Moisturisation  CBD has been found to possess moisturising and hydrating properties. CBD-infused topical products have shown promise in improving skin hydration and barrier function, making it potentially beneficial for individuals with psoriasis. (Try adding a few drops to your moisturiser or m-folia cream or ointment.)

Stress and Anxiety Reduction   Stress is a known trigger for psoriasis flare-ups. And anxiety often accompanies this condition due to its impact on our quality of life. CBD has been studied for its anxiolytic and stress-reducing effects. By interacting with the brain's receptors, CBD may help manage stress levels and potentially minimise psoriasis exacerbations triggered by psychological factors.

So preliminary studies and anecdotal evidence suggest CBD's potential as an additional treatment option, Its anti-inflammatory, immune-modulating, skin-hydrating, and stress-reducing properties offer hope for those of us seeking alternative ways to manage our symptoms.

But please remember the following:
This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.
CBD should not replace standard medical treatments for any condition.
Please always consult your doctor or healthcare professional before starting any new treatment for your psoriasis (or for any other condition).


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Skin Irritation and Laundry

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Skin Irritation and Laundry

For many of sufferers of skin disorders, laundry detergents and fabric softeners can be huge irritants. They can cause flareups or further irritate already sore or inflamed skin.

The effects of these products is impossible to get away from. For almost 100% of your day, the thing closest to your skin will be your clothes or a towel or bedsheets.

You may prefer to use eco washing products.  If you do, and have seen an improvement in your skin as a result, please do comment and let us know.


1. Put each washing machine load through at least two, preferably three, extra rinse cycles thereby washing out all  the detergent.

2. Don't use fabric conditioners- at all!

Many of us associate cleanliness in our clothes with the smell and softness we get from fabric conditioners. So it can be dismaying when these are no longer present or when our towels don't look fluffy any more. However the artificial perfumes in these softeners seem to have an even worse effect than that of the laundry detergents. So ditch the softener and not only will be your skin feel happier, if you have delicate sinusses or any kind of respiratory allergy, these will also get relief.

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