The key potential benefits of CBD topicals include reducing pain and inflammation, soothing skin problems, and helping to heal wounds.
- Arthritis: A 2017 study published in the journal Pain found that acute joint inflammation in arthritic rats was reduced by local CBD treatment.
- Inflammation: An in vitro study published in Neurology showed that CBD binds to and desensitizes ECS receptors in the skin, which mediate pain perception and inflammation.
- Skin conditions: CBD is a safe, effective treatment for patients suffering from chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis along with resulting scars, according to a human study published in 2019 in the Italian journal La Clinica Terapeutica.
- Wound care: A case report published in 2017 in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management showed that CBD and THC applied topically could offer effective pain and symptom management for malignant wounds.