According to the latest research on acne, thyme would be more effective against these unsightly buttons than any standard prescription. Researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, recently tested in vitro the effects of dyeing thyme, marigold and myrtle on Propioni-bacterium acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne. They found that if the three preparations, five minutes of exposure sufficient to kill the bacteria. Dyeing thyme was the most effective. Better yet, the antibacterial effect of thyme was more powerful than the usual concentration of benzoyl peroxide. The active ingredient found in many gels and creams acne. This dye has not been tested on human skin and in addition, the results have yet to be published. Nevertheless, these findings presented recently in Dublin during the spring conference of the Society of General Microbiology suggest that thyme could have an important role to play in the development of future treatments against acne. If you plan to try the tincture of thyme, check beforehand herbalist or a qualified herbalist.
The essential oil of tea-leaves tree
Extracted from the leaves of an Australian tree of the family Myrtaceae, Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (EO) of tea tree is another natural antibacterial against acne. Indeed, in one study, the ET has been as effective as benzoyl peroxide: a gel containing 5% EO and tea tree lotion based 5% benzoyl peroxide both significantly improved problem of mild to moderate acne in a group of 124 people who suffered. Icing on the cake, HE tea-tree has fewer adverse events. A more recent study of 60 people with acne showed a gel-based HE tea-tree was more effective than placebo in reducing the number and severity of buttons.
Ayurvedic herbal medicine
A clinical trial of 20 Indian people with cystic acne Ayurvedic between a plant, a shrub in fact, guggul (Commiphora mukul) which is used gum resin and an antibiotic, tetracycline, showed that after three months of treatment twice daily, the lesions were significantly decreased in both groups. The result, however, was more convincing with gum guggul when the skin was particularly fat. Another Indian study examined the effectiveness of several Ayurvedic herbal extracts in local or oral: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera), Azadirachta indica, Curcuma longa (turmeric), Hemidesmus indicus (Indian sarsaparilla), Terminalia chebula (haritaki) and Withania somnifera. All have been proven against acne.
The green tea extract
Green tea could have interesting properties against acne. It is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant called “catechins” as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which would be beneficial to the skin. In a study by researchers at the University of Miami, 20 patients with acne have applied to their skin lotion containing 2% green tea twice a day for six weeks. The number of acne lesions had decreased more than 50% and the severity of acne has also improved