Medicinal benefits

Inflammation 🌱

Over 43 millions Americans suffer from chronic inflammation! Inflammation is the immune system’s way of fighting infections, injuries or illness. When our body senses a bacteria or virus, it sends out white blood cells to combat infection. The same thing happens when we’re injured; our body sends out white blood cells to heal our damaged cells. It is amazing that our body can take care of itself the way it does. Yet sometimes the body reacts to inflammation when there is no infection or trauma. The body attacks its own immune system – causing pain, swelling, joint stiffness, heat, redness and ultimately more inflammation. 

This is where cannabis comes in. 🌱 Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) all over the body and work in the cells of the immune system. Cannabis cannabinoids (THC/CBD/CBN/CBG) bind to the body’s cannabinoid receptors and fight inflammation. Cannabis also inhibits the products of cytokines – molecules that stimulate immune system cells to rush to the area that has been injured or infected. Reducing cytokines in the body also reduces inflammation.

A study from the European Journal of Pain, using an animal model, showed CBD applied to the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain – two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. Other research and studies show cannabis could help: Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis); Inflammatory neuronal diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimers); Inflammatory skin diseases (acne, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, sclerosis and cancer); and Inflammatory pelvic diseases (endometriosis, PCOS and dysmenorrhea).


I use cannabis and CBD products everyday to help with my inflammation.

My favorite cannabis strains for inflammation are:

💚 GSC (Girl Scout Cookies – very potent with a bat upside the head before relaxing and easing pain)

💚 Charlotte’s Web (high CBD – mellow strain with very little high)


My favorite CBD products for inflammation are:

💚Joy Organics CBD Tincture

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💚Foria Wellness CBD suppositories

💚Papa & Barkley CBD topical

Some of my favorite topical products to use:

💚 @marys_medicinals Transdermal Patches – Shop Here

💚 @moonmotherhempco Wise Woman CBD Comfort Balm – Shop Here  

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Published: 03/03/2021

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