Medical Benefits of CBD Salves
CBD salves have been shown to be most effective for arthritic joint pain/inflammation, localized muscle pain/soreness, and chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. For other CBD-treatable conditions like anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease, and chronic pain management, orally-ingested forms of the medication are generally more appropriate.
Just last year, in fact, a study was published showcasing the inflammation-reducing and pain-alleviating capabilities of transdermal (through the skin) CBD applications that were specifically-targeted for arthritic joint pain. The researchers explained that the results of their study indicated “[a] topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation, without evident side-effects.”