What is Cannabis salve?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines


Generic name: Cannabis

Cannabis salve is a ointment made from the cannabis plant. It is used for topical purposes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 6 3
Pain 5 3
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 3 3
Car Accident 1 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 0
Foot Stress Fracture 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis salve

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Cannabis salve

Dosage Patients
0.05 mg daily 1
1 mg four times daily 1
0.25mg as needed 1
1mg as needed 1
1other as needed 1
1tbs. as needed 1


Currently using Cannabis salve

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cannabis salve

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
FM:12y Dx
I have:

See suburbanexile's full Cannabis salve history

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I bought the cream to try to treat my Fibro pain but it was not effective. One night I was experiencing IBS pain and couldn't sleep so on a fluke I tried the cream. It gave me fairly quick relief and was able to sleep. So I tried it again. And again. It works without fail. I haven't noticed (or tracked) if it affects my other symptoms (diarrhea and constipation and I'm not sure about treating the bloating) but it sure is effective for the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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