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How CBD Works To Heal Skin Wounds And Burns
The earliest reports on the medicinal use of the cannabis plant can be traced to as far back as 5000 years ago where it was used as part of ancient Chinese and Roman medicine in the treatment of tapeworm infections and wound healing. Although the mechanisms of action were not properly understood at that time, there was a clear indication that the cannabis plant can promote wound healing and skin health.
The endocannabinoid system has been shown to play a vital role in wound healing. In one study performed by the China Medical University, they found endocannabinoid receptors present at the site of injury from 6 hours, up to 14 days after it occurred. Researchers concluded the CB1 receptor of the endocannabinoid system is activated during the wound healing processes and is somewhere a cannabinoid like CBD can influence and support.