Psoriasis is best treated with cannabis topicals and tinctures

Because topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects, I can apply them multiple times a day.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease with no definite cause and no cure. There is speculation that it is hereditary and also evidence that it is stress-induced. Psoriasis causes patches of skin to regenerate too quickly and create a scale-like buildup. It can be itchy, sore and embarrassing. Many of the synthetic medications used to treat psoriasis cause liver damage. I developed psoriasis on my knees and elbows after the birth of my second child. He was an especially difficult baby, refusing to nap and never sleeping for more than three-hour stretches at night. I also had a three-year-old son and a part-time job. The stress was excessive. Initially, I wasn’t overly concerned over the sudden appearance of a rash. When it failed to go away after several months, I finally went to the doctor and got diagnosed. Over the years, I tried a variety of over-the-counter topicals that provided very little relief. Even if a product proved successful, the benefits wore off very quickly. The psoriasis would build up an immunity and come right back. I was very anxious for cannabis to be legalized in my state. When the dispensary finally opened their doors, I was one of their first customers. I had done my research and already knew the cannabis products and strains recommended for psoriasis. I now use a combination of tinctures and topicals. I apply cannabis-infused ointments directly to my knees and elbows. I choose those topicals with strong CBD, CBN and CBG content to target inflammation. Because topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects, I can apply them multiple times a day. I also treat my symptoms from the inside with cannabis tinctures. I place a few drops under my tongue and the helpful cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream. They interact with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to slow the reproduction of skin cells.
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