Thyme as natural Cure for Acne and Pimples

There has been an effective new cure found for acne. Acne is something that seems to ruin one’slife and take back a lot from one’s confidence and beauty.

According to a recent research done, there has been a cure found for treating these obnoxious dirtmonsters. It was said that these can effectively be fought with the help of the thyme herb. The team is of the view that it might be even better than benzoyl peroxide, which is commonly found in creams for treating acne.

Pimples might tend to ruin one’s life completely, and this is something that needs to be fought. This is why the scientists are going to conduct further tests on the herb and see if it can be made to form a treatment mode for pimples in the time to come.

The study was done by the team from the Leeds Metropolitan University and it was found that this might be useful in treating and curing acne for so many people in the world. Skin trouble is mostly seen in the teen years, because of the hormonal changes in the body. But the fact is that many people suffer with acne even after they have become adults, some their entire life. This is why it is essential to be able to find a one stop solution for acne, so that they can be treated from the root, so they never come back.

During the 1950s and ’60s, there was almost no way to get through puberty acne-free. Then the magnitude of acne-faced teens dissipated. Now acne, also known as pimples or zits, seems to be making comeback.
If you or someone you know is concerned about the presence of pimples, there is a natural, inexpensive solution – thyme.
Out with the pharmaceuticals and in with the thyme

The standard of care from dermatology involves antibiotics or creams containing the chemical benzoyl peroxide. Antibiotics used may kill the Propionibacterium acne (P. acne) that’s associated with acne breaking out on the skin’s surface.

That bacterium usually resides in healthy skin in low amounts without incident. But when trapped in enlarged pores with oil and dead skin cells, this anaerobic critter thrives, colonizes and creates those little pus pockets on top of sores.

But, anything containing benzoyl peroxide is liable to create irritation or other side effects and long term antibiotic use kills the good bacteria that help ward off other diseases. Administered orally or even intravenously for acne, antibiotics manage to kill off both the beneficial and problem-causing bacteria.

In addition, these potent antibiotics can weaken the immune system and add to P. acne’s antibiotic resistance, which could be life threatening if the P. acne bacterium colonizes elsewhere — like in the brain.

A thyme-based tincture has proven to be a more effective topical solutionwithout side effects than benzoyl peroxide creams, according to recent research atLeeds Metropolitan Universityin Leeds, UK. The thyme tinctures, not essential oils, proved highly effective at soothing the skin and killing the Propionibacterium acne.

In addition to the healing and antiseptic attributes of the herb thyme, the alcohol base used for the tincture adds more antiseptic qualities. The tincture can be applied with a cotton ball, gauze, or sprayed on from a mist spray bottle.

You can make your own long lasting thyme tincture or any other herbal tincture inexpensively (

You can alternately combine thyme with green tea. Simply mix a half cup of chopped thyme and several teaspoons of green tea leaves into two cups of water. Bring it to a boil and let is steep until it completely cools. You can keep it in a refrigerator for a week or more and apply with a cotton ball daily.

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