When it comes to the cannabinoid CBD, we have many options available like CBD oils, tinctures, topicals, edibles and many more. Hemp CBD is obtained from the hemp plant and has cannabidiol as its major constituent, with which different products are made. CBD topicals are applied on the skin and there are a number of options in the topical category.
CBD salve is one of the CBD topicals and people have many questions about the product of which some are answered below.
What Are CBD Salves?
In the general sense, there isn’t any clear factor that differentiates CBD balm, ointment and salve. The terms are often used interchangeably. A salve is a medical preparation that we apply directly on the skin to relieve pain or skin disorders.
CBD salves and creams are similar in terms of the inherent contents, and the factor that differentiates them is the presence of water. Creams use water and moisturizing agents as the base while salves completely avoid water and instead use wax and fatty oils as the base. This difference makes the texture of salves and creams different.
How Are CBD Salves Made?
The making of CBD salves is quite a simple process and it usually requires just three ingredients, which are:
- Natural wax – Most commonly used natural wax for making CBVD salves is beeswax.
- Fatty oil – The fatty oil base is the carrier of the medicine
- Medicinal compound – The CBD extract is the medicinal compound used in CBD salves.
Functioning of CBD Salves
Since salves are applied on the skin, it is a bit difficult to visualize its absorption. The skin has a quite high rate of absorption of lipid-based oils, and CBD salves contain these oils. Transporting phytochemicals across the membranes of the skin is the job of the lipids that make up the oil base. This transport initiates the physiological action of CBD on the target cells and tissues.
Medical Benefits of CBD Salves
Studies have suggested that transdermal CBD products like CBD salves are effective in relieving arthritis pain and inflammation. Salves have also shown success in easing the inflammation and pain symptoms associated with conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
To deal with chronic pain and psychological disorders like anxiety and depression, administering oral types of CBD products is recommended.
Adequate research and learning is quintessential before you start using a CBD product, so that you can avoid the chances of making a wrong selection. The seriousness and nature of the medical condition and the convenience of usage of a CBD product largely influences the CBD choice made by people.