For the past couple of years, cannabidiol (“CBD”) has held the world’s attention. Extracted from industrial hemp, a nonpsychoactive variety of cannabis, CBD is brimming with potent medicinal properties. Anecdotal evidence and preliminary research have found it effective against a host of medical conditions including anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) and pain.
According to a team of researchers from Italy and the United States, cannabidiol may also offer relief against scalp inflammation. Also known as scalp dermatitis, inflammation of the scalp usually results in flaky, itchy and painful patches. It is often caused by scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Dr. Shani Francis, a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in hair loss and the chief wellness officer of Ashira Dermatology, says that “scalp dermatitis is a very broad condition, and it has multiple diagnoses which are very common, as well as some rare ones.”
Save for a few instances, scalp inflammation isn’t a serious condition, and it can usually be treated with either topical treatments or over-the-counter medications. When researchers from Italy and the United States recently teamed up to explore the efficacy of cannabis-based shampoos on patients who suffer from scalp inflammation caused by scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, the results were encouraging. The team found that cannabidiol has potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it a suitable treatment against a condition caused by inflammation, at least on paper.
They evaluated the “efficacy of a shampoo containing 0.075% broad-spectrum cannabidiol in 50 subjects with mild to moderate scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis,” the study authors note. At the end of the study, the researchers found that the CBD shampoo provided noticeable relief to study participants after only two weeks of use.
The researchers measured inflammation by evaluating how dense the twisted/glomerular or arborizing vessels were. They relied on trichoscopy using a six-point scale at baseline and day 14. Several symptoms, including itching or burning sensations, erythema/scaling, overall tolerability, as well as subject satisfaction were evaluated.
New York dermatologist Matthew Lin, MD, states that the endocannabinoid system works with CBD to reduce the symptoms of scalp inflammation. It acts on the cannabinoid receptors and reduces what are known as inflammatory cytokines within the scalp. Using a CBD shampoo could improve eczema, dandruff, and seborrheic dermatitis as well as an itchy, flaky scalp.
This lines up with what the team of researchers concluded at the end of the study. Changing the current shampooing practices and taking up a shampoo containing CBD can significantly reduce both the severity and the symptoms of scalp inflammation in approximately two weeks, with the added bonus of high tolerability and treatment satisfaction in people with mild or moderate scalp psoriasis or even seborrheic dermatitis.”
Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) is a company you should watch in the cannabis sector. The firm specializes in offering delivery services to cannabis businesses, and SGMD has recently ramped up its plans to start marijuana cultivation.
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