CBD Oil and Its Effects on Rosacea (Case Study)

CBD Oil and Its Effects on Rosacea (Case Study)


Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes a redness most commonly on the central parts of the face. These areas can sometimes be seen as small blood vessels, swollen red bumps, thickened red skin and can sometimes enlarge the nose.

There are quite a few possible causes that stimulate this condition and most are environmental. These include:

  • Temperature changes
  • Spicy foods and alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Emotional wellbeing or stress

These factors can make the areas of the face feel flushed, swollen and uncomfortable, especially when they occur in younger children who have very sensitive skin.

Case Study:

The twenty-month-old boy with recurrent bouts of rosacea had one of his worst inflammations due to a severe climate change while on vacation. Hotter than usual weather coupled with sun exposure lead to bilateral cheek inflammation. His mother had Canbiola CBD oil with her which she uses for own conditions, placed 2 drops on the boys left cheek. She massaged the oil gently into the affected skin. No CBD oil was placed on the right cheek. After 30 minutes the results are shown in the picture. Most of the erythema and inflammation have subsided while the right cheek remained inflamed and red.

Possible Effects of CBD on Rosacea:

CBD oil is a non-toxic, not intoxicating phyto-chemical found in the cannabis plant. Its effects are currently being explored and is leading scientists in the direction that it modulates non cannabinoid receptors and intracellular channels. Recently, it has been found that CBD binds with the TRPV1 receptors found in the skin. The effects of this binding is a reduction of inflammation, pain and skin temperature. The combination of these could result in the reduced inflammation as shown in this case study.

More studies need to be performed to substantiate these results. Larger group studies with patients struggling with rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema should be performed in light of these case studies.

Source: https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cannabis-pharmacology/how-cbd-works

FDA Disclaimer

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Aug 24th 2018 Maciej Ferenc DO FACOEP

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