While cannabis salve is known to be a great pain reliever for deep, chronic and acute pain, it is also a perfect go-to for minor first aid. Cannabis Salve is extremely effective for treating burns, bruises, sprains, inflammation and most soft tissue injuries.
Throughout history it has been documented that many cultures around the world have used topical cannabis salve to treat skin injuries. But what modern day scientists have discovered is that the body’s own endocannabinoid system plays an important role when it comes to wound healing.
Cannabis Salve for Cuts and Scrapes
The endocannabinoid system comes to the rescue immediately when the skin sustains a wound. According to one study, it is endocannabinoids that modulate platelet function. Platelets (blood clotting cells) appear rapidly at the site of an injury in order to help stop bleeding. Applying topical cannabis directly to a wound further stimulates the body’s cannabinoid receptors signaling for the arrival of yet more platelets. Once the blood begins clotting, the wound begins the process of scabbing over and ultimately healing. Cannabis can be very powerful for patients such as diabetics who experience persistent wounds that tend to fester and remain open for lengthy periods of time.
Cannabis as an Anti-Bacterial
When it comes to cuts and scrapes, cannabis not only has a strong pain relief effect, it also contains powerful anti-bacterial properties that aid in preventing infection. According to a study conducted by the Department of Chemical Science at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy “All five major cannabinoids showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains”. Essentially, marijuana can stop MRSA in its tracks! Some scientists have gone as far as to call cannabis the most powerful antibiotic in the world.
Cannabis Salve and Wound Healing
It is documented that cells expressing cannabinoid receptors increase in concentration at a wound site within hours after sustaining injury. A variety of cannabinoid expressing cells with varying functions continue to appear at the wound site for several days post-injury. At first, specialized immune cells arrive that help to decrease inflammation and trigger the immune response. Then, within a matter of days, fibroblastic cells begin to arrive at the site. It is these cells that assist with scar formation and the actually healing of the wound. The increased presence of these cells at a wound site surely indicates that cannabinoids are integral in wound healing.
Cannabis Salve For Burns
Cannabis is one of the over 200 different species of plants that produce a chemical compound called linalool. Linalool is naturally occurring terpene that has a strong cooling and pain relief effect when applied topically. Vitamin E, a by-product of linalool, also speeds up healing and improve the appearance of burns. Lavender is high in linalool and the Canna-Fusion Ultimate Cannabis Salve utilizes oil of lavender in conjunction with cannabis to produce a very powerful cannabis salve that works wonders for burns.
Choosing the Right Cannabis Salve for Minor First Aid
It should be noted that it is best to exercise caution when applying anything directly to an open wound. When being used on broken skin, be sure that the product is free of harmful solvents such as alcohol. A cannabis salve such as Canna-Fusion’s Ultimate Cannabis Salve that uses carrier oils such as coconut or almond are much safer. Additionally these type of carrier oils also have their own medicinal properties such as being anti-microbial.