Millions of people suffer from psoriasis.
Research is still ongoing as to the cause of psoriasis and there is no cure.
An estimated two to three percent of the population deals with this autoimmune skin disease. It is believed ten percent of people inherit one or more of the genes that could result in but not everyone gets the disease. Psoriasis is characterized by flare ups of itchy and painful patches of skin. Stress, infection, skin injury and various medications can trigger the flares. Weather, diet and allergies can worsen the symptoms. Sun, heat and humidity are problematic due to sweating. Extreme cold and insufficient humidity are also triggers. People who suffer from psoriasis sometimes also develop sleep issues, depression and stress. Plus, the irritated and inflamed skin is painful, itchy and embarrassing. It impacts daily life. Prescription medication designed to treat psoriasis often proves ineffective and can include harmful, long-term side-effects. Even when medications provide relief, the psoriasis quickly builds up an immunity to it. More and more people are finding success through cannabis. Studies have shown that cannabinoids can help to slow down skin cell growth, which is one of the causes of psoriasis. There are specific strains that work to improve overall skin health. An indica-dominant hybrid called Mango Kush offers high THC percentages and low CBD levels, making it quite potent. The deep body effects are great for relaxing and getting a good night’s sleep. It is definitely a strain recommended for nighttime use. Another popular option for treating psoriasis is a hybrid called Cannatonic. High CBD levels and average THC levels provide excellent curative properties without strong euphoric effects. Cannatonic is a strong anti-inflammatory that also helps to relax and alleviate stress. For a pure sativa strain with sky-high THC potency, there’s Super Sour Diesel. This flower is recommended for the experienced cannabis consumer and creates an energizing, euphoric feeling. It can be rather overwhelming but also serves as a great pain reliever.