It has been known for some time that cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, can have a beneficial effect on the skin. This chemical, which is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant, has been studied extensively in recent years.
In addition to being good for the health of the skin, it has been found to help with chronic pain, mood disorders and seizures. However, the use of CBD in skin care is one of the most exciting areas of medical cannabis research today.
CBD is now being investigated as a possible treatment for burns. This is because the chemical interacts heavily with the endocannabinoid system, a system which regulates skin health. The endocannainoid system is known to play a key role in the healing of damaged skin, including burns. As a result, some researchers believe that CBD could speed up the healing of burns.
The results of one recent study support the introduction of CBD as a new therapeutic remedy for the treatment of burn wounds. The study found that treatment with CBD significantly improved healing.
The identification of a traditional formula for burn wound healing with significant results that would be a cost-effective and clinically effective therapy is very positive.
However, the limitations of the study include the lack of a scientific survey on a human model of burn wound healing, which could have different wound healing mechanisms when compared to mice. An additional limitation is the small sample size; future work involving a larger sample size is warranted.
Clearly, further clinical and molecular studies are needed to determine the exact mechanism(s) involved in the burn wound healing effects of CBD. With that being said, it seems that the role of CBD in skin care can only grow in the years to come.
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