CBD Oil could help treat eczema and psoriasis, scientists say
It is thought that CBD, an anti-inflammatory compound of the cannabis plant, could help tackle symptoms
It is estimated that around 60 per cent of UK citizens have some sort of skin condition and, for many, finding a cure can be hard work.
However, a new treatment could be on the horizon for people who suffer with eczema or psoriasis, after new research shows cannabis to have a positive effect on their symptoms.
Scientists believe that CBD, an anti-inflammatory compound in the drug that doesn't cause a 'high', could help improve common skin conditions. The team at the University of Colorado have conducted trials on over 40 patients, all of whom suffer with long-term skin problems. Lead researcher Dr Robert Dellavalle said:
"There's a large segment of the population that doesn't like using steroids, even if they are topical steroids on their skin. [CBD] could be an alternative, natural product for them to try."
Both eczema and psoriasis cause red, scaly spots or patches on the skin which can become extremely itchy and painful. Such skin conditions can have a significant impact on a person's mental and physical wellbeing