- Thyme more effective than marigold, myrrh and acne chemical benzoyl peroxide
by Fiona Macrae
PUBLISHED: 09:49 EST, 27 March 2012 | UPDATED: 09:49 EST, 27 March 2012
Beating acne may be simply a matter of thyme.
Research shows that the herb may be better at zapping spots than expensive creams, gels and lotions, including some are available on prescription.
It may also be kinder to the skin and, unlike these powerful peroxide-based treatments, it would not leave irritating bleach marks on pillow cases and clothes.
Thyme was the most effective of the trio, killing around 100,000 bacteria per ml – …