Treating wounds and skin conditions with CBD topicals has been done through the millennia. They come in the form of lotions, balms, creams, oils or salves that are applied directly to the injury. The definition of injury in conjunction with these products can be cuts; lacerations; burns; puncture wounds; surgery and malignant wounds; injured muscles; or conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, psoriasis. CBD is a versatile and effective wound treatment.
CBD topicals for wounds
Research shows that CBD has strong analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The body’s endocannabinoid system, which keeps the body’s systems in balance, is stimulated when you apply CBD topicals. Often healing can occur more quickly with CBD than over-the-counter medicines.
But before you rush out to buy a topical for your open wound, bug bites, or bruises, do some research. Not all topicals are created equal. Some focus on burns, some on pain, some on cuts, abrasions and bug bites, etc. Also find products with organically sourced CBD, and other oils. Full-spectrum CBD is necessary in these products so that you get all the elements necessary to treat wounds. Just because the label says CBD doesn’t mean you’ve got the real deal.
In the case of a malignant wound, or an open cancerous skin lesion, which may be draining, a case report published in January 2017 in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests topical cannabis may aid in the treatment of such wounds. The report told of a 44-year-old man with cancerous lesion on his cheek that had been treated with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. All to no avail. He turned to CBD for pain relief and found that in addition to relieving his pain, the lesion began to heal.
How CBD helps heal
CBD’s sterilizing properties protect the area while promoting skin cell growth, and even desensitizing your body to pain. It also sanitizes the wound providing antibacterial protection as the wound heals. CBD is especially helpful in treating burns. In addition to helping them heal faster, continued use keeps the burn clean, reduces pain and inflammation and may prevent scarring.
Athletes or those suffering from arthritis have found relief with CBD. Individuals, who because of illness or medical treatment find their skin feeling and looking dry and lifeless, have used CBD lotion to protect skin. In doing so, they find it also replenishes the skin.
Treating acne and pimples is also a job for CBD. Although acne isn’t a wound per se, it’s a form of infection that CBD can help by calming the inflammation that often accompanies pimples. Its anti-inflammatory properties also regulate sebum, which moderates oil production in the skin. Another factor is its antibacterial properties that protect the skin from more infection.
Finally, Lost Remedy CBD topicals are chemical-free, aiding the healing process with complimentary essential and carrier oils. So, keeping CBD topicals on hand for injuries large and small is a pretty good idea, don’t you think?