What are the best weed strains for psoriasis? Recent studies suggest that cannabis can be effective in treating various skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. This is partially due to the anti-inflammatory nature of marijuana. Another study shows that cannabis is an effective treatment because the cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system in a way that regulates the immune system. This helps prevent flare-ups.
Now that this information is available, we have to ask: how can we use cannabis to treat psoriasis?
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by a high cell turnover rate, which leads to a build-up of dry, flaky, and scaly skin. The dry skin is usually in patches along the person’s body, and are often itchy and painful. About thirty percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which is characterized by the painful swelling and stiffening of joints.
Due to the highly visible nature of the disease, psoriasis causes anxiety and depression in the people who suffer from it.
Psoriasis is incurable. However, it is treatable. Usually, doctors recommend managing mild to moderate psoriasis with topical treatments, like prescription corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs. For more severe cases, topical treatments are combined with light therapy and/or medication.
When it comes to treating psoriasis with cannabis, topical treatment is quite effective. CBD topicals, such as salves or creams, can directly and gently target the affected areas without irritating the skin further.
While ingesting cannabis to treat psoriasis, it’s critical to remember one thing: do not smoke it. While cannabis smoke isn’t nearly as harmful as other kinds of smoke, like cigarettes, it can still be detrimental when treating psoriasis. So, when considering the following strains, make sure to use a vaporizer or cook some edibles.
The best weed strains for psoriasis
10. Purple Goddess
This is an indica-dominant strain with a fruity and floral scent. While it’s not the best for treating inflammation it is a great stress reliever. It can also be effective at easing depression and physical pain.