With 10 to 15 percent of Australians suffering from eczema or atopic dermatitis, chances are either you or someone you know deals with this disease on a daily basis!
And as the number of people suffering from eczema seems to be rising year over year, many have been turning to alternative therapies, one of the more common being hemp oil.
Before you turn your head and run… we’re not talking about cannabis here, that’s completely different!
In fact, you may be interested to know that there have been very promising studies showing the powerful healing properties of Hemp for various skin conditions, one being eczema.
In this article, we hope to inspire you to try this possibly life changing form of therapy by giving you a brief overview of how exactly hemp oil works and how it can heal your eczema.
But first, it’s important we discuss what causes eczema…
The true cause of eczema is still largely unknown, and it doesn’t discriminate by ethnic, social, or economic groups.
Scientists have however linked the disease to a combination of genetic, environmental, and overly hygienic practices including but not limited to:
Unfortunately at this time, there is no cure for eczema and sufferers often have the disease for life.
That being said however, symptoms can be managed and outbreaks prevented with a little help from alternative therapies, including hemp oil.
We can’t blame you if you’re unsure of exactly how hemp oil can help with eczema, there is still unfortunately loads of confusing information out there!
When people refer to “cannabis oil” they’re usually referring to marijuana oil and even though hemp oil is a type of cannabis oil, it’s not actually the same.
THC is the part of cannabis that gives the “high” or “stoned” feeling many people connect with cannabis oil.
Hemp oil on the other hand has a very low concentration of THC (less than 2%) and high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids which makes it ideal for aromatherapy relaxation and therapeutic use.
Created from hemp strains with no psychotropic effects, you’re still able to enjoy the health benefits from Hemp without feeling like your mind has been affected in any way!
Quite a few studies have been conducted that show positive effects of hemp for treating eczema symptoms.
The 2007 study conducted by Nottingham University, published in the Journal of Dermatological Science showed common symptoms like itchiness, redness, and dry skin prevented through the use of cannabinoids.
Additionally, a 2009 review published in the Trends of Pharmacological Sciences concluded that CBD can help certain skin conditions like eczema by encouraging formation of healthy cells.
Even more exciting, here are 3 reasons why hemp oil could work wonders for your eczema:
The most common method of using hemp oil is topical application.
With Hemp’s ability to help alleviate itchy, dry skin almost immediately, it’s no wonder more and more people are turning to this wonder oil.
If you or someone you know would like to try a new way of restoring balance in the body, we have a few different options available on our website such as this Australian grown organic hemp seed oil and hemp healing balm that you can use without worrying about making your own mixtures at home.