What is Antipsoriatic?
Antipsoriatic is serving to prevent or counter psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes.
How can Cannabis help psoriasis?
A cannabis topical is a balm, cream, or salve that has been infused with cannabinoids. There are many varieties of topicals, some containing CBD, THC, or a combination of other cannabinoids. Some topicals contain “activated” marijuana, which is cannabis that has been heated and extracted. Other topicals contain THCa, the unheated acid precursor to the psychoactive THC that most are familiar with.
Cannabis topicals do not get you high. Rather, they work wonders for drastically reducing skin irritations and easing pain in localized areas. As explained in our first Skin Deep segment, there are cannabinoid receptors in cells throughout the skin. When you apply topical cannabis, specifically activated topical cannabis, you engage these receptors.
This dampens the immune and inflammatory response in the skin. If you have psoriatic arthritis, topicals can also help relieve some of the pain and inflammation in your joints.
Adding CBD Cannabis oil drops to your diet should work on the inflammation from the inside.