How can you make yourself the best proven medicine to remove acne and that is much better than the expensive creams and lotions from the drugstore and pharmacy? So, forget about creams and other expensive medicines! Scientists say they have found the best cure for pimples, acne, red bumps …
And it’s completely natural, taken from your garden, for free, and you can make instead of going out and buying.
New research from Leeds Metropolitan University shows that plant thyme affects many times better than the best skin preparation in the treatment of acne.
Researchers tested how thyme, marigold and myrrh act on propionyl bacterial acne, writes The Huffington Post. The bacteria cause inflammation of pores and new acne. Although the marigold and myrrh have destroyed bacteria after only five minutes, thyme proved to be most effective, the study confirms.
Thyme has a stronger antibacterial effect than benzoyl peroxide, an integral part of preparations against acne.
In order to effect completely, thyme should be places in alcohol for a few days and even weeks.
This process draws out the active compounds from the plant so it is the best cure for your acne, experts advise.
– Although further researches are needed, preparations based on thyme are proved to be a welcome alternative for acne sufferers with sensitive skin. The side effects of using a preparation based on benzoyl peroxide are just irritation – says lead researcher Dr. Margarita Gomez-Escalada.
Thyme tincture – recipe
Therefore, if you have such problems wait the thyme to flourish (from the middle of June, until the middle of July) and make a tincture that you will use for face cleaning, and it can be used all year round.
You will need: a fist or two branches with flowers of thyme and homemade brandy made from grain or fruit, 38-40% alcohol content.
Pick and wash the thyme branches, fill in a glass jars, pour the brandy, and shake well, than close it and let it stand for 14 days in direct sunlight or near other heat sources .
Then strain the liquid, and you can clean acne with the tincture.
Tea made from thyme
Many people confirm that drinking thyme also tea helps perfectly.
Experts say that the thyme tea should never be cooked in an open container, because this plant contains a volatile drugs that can be lost if are cooked in an open container.
To prepare this tea, brew 1 tablespoon dried thyme in 2 dcl boiling water, cover it and after half an hour strain, sweeten with honey and drink on cup three or four times a day
The famous academician Jovan Tucakov in the book ” Healing plants,” notes that we should respect the rules of harvesting, drying and storage.
He points out that you should harvest the thyme around noon, when there is no dew, while temperatures are fairly warm.
The last thing you should do is to harvest the thyme using a knife or cut it off with a pair of scissors, especially the top half of the plant.
It should not be tamped in bags, it should be carefully placed in buckets.
The dried plants are best kept in a stronger paper package.