While we often talk about THC and CBD, there is another cannabinoid found in cannabis that can help with fungal infections called cannabichromene (CBC). While CBD has shown that it could have slight anti-fungal properties when getting rid of something like athlete’s foot, full spectrum hemp oil or full plant cannabis is the way to go.
Fungus is so hard to get rid of because the cells contain a nucleus like plants and animals do. When you try to kill the fungus, often it can lead to very unpleasant side effects because of the similar biology between our cells and fungus’. Finding a treatment that harms the fungus and not our cells is a difficult task, but one that might be able to be accomplished by hemp oil.
How Does CBC Work With Fungus?
Full spectrum hemp oil containing CBC can help with athlete’s foot because of CBC’s antifungal properties. Antifungals like CBC work by stopping the cells from multiplying in fungus. This creates an environment where the fungus cells begin to die off.
How To Use CBD For Athlete’s Foot
One great thing about CBD is how many different ways you can use it. If you have a fungal infection like athlete’s foot, you can take the full spectrum oil orally to help combat the condition. You can even use the same tincture directly on your skin to get to the source of the problem quickly. An added benefit that CBC has is, like CBD, it can help relieve pain.
How To Avoid Athlete’s Foot
There are also ways you can avoid athlete’s foot so that you don’t have to take medication for it. Making sure you wear shoes or sandals in public spaces, and if you refuse shoes make sure your feet are dry. Keeping up regular hygiene on your feet is also very important, and make sure your feet are completely dry after each wash. If you live with someone who has athlete’s foot, don’t share your socks, shoes, or towels with them because then you could get it, too.