Rinse Your Body with These Herbal
Teas to Fight Skin Infections
April  4, 2017

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By Susan Callahan, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist


As we age, many things about our bodies change and usually not
for the better. One change, many people are unaware of are
changes in the bacterial environment of your intestines and your
skin.  

The changes to our skin are both dramatic and subtle. Our skin
becomes drier as we age.  As a result, the skin barrier becomes
more fragile, more porous and more vulnerable to what doctors
call opportunistic infections. We also develop itching, pruritus,
which leads to scratching and skin breaks.

Skin infections are common among the elderly. Common
infections include cellulitis and infected ulcers as well as
furunculosis and carbunculosis, according to a 2002 study from
the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales,
Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Certain of these infections require antibiotics prescribed by your
doctor to clear them up.  But are there things you can do to
lower your risk for skin infections?  Happily, the answer is yes,
and we have collected the proven natural remedies here.

Surprisingly, some of the best preventative remedies for skin
infections are found not in your medicine cabinet but in your
kitchen cabinet.  Your spice rack in fact is a source of superior
antimicrobial compounds: Here are the most effective of them:



Thyme Is a Powerful Inhibitor of Germs and Fungus




































Thyme has been used for centuries as a natural disinfectant. The
technicql nqme of thyme is Thymus vulgaris.

A 2013 study from Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences of  
Deemed University in India found that thyme oil was effective in
neutralizing oral bacteria.

A 2017  study from  King Saud University in Saudi Arabia
confir,ed that thyme oil has good bactericidal and antibiofilm
activity against Streptococcus mutans bacteria.

In battling boils and carbuncles, one of the best preventive
measures you can take is to use thyme tea as a weekly body
rinse. Scientists have learned that thyme is able to penetrate the
outer membrane of the fungus and bacteria cells, inducing early
cell death. The ability of thyme to penetrate the bacteria or
fungus also makes it a effective complement to any antibiotic or
antifungal you may use. For example, scientists have discovered
that thyme helps to improve the treatment of drug resistant
strains of bacteria and fungus.

Many studies have confirmed the effectiveness of thyme against
bacteria that attack the skin. A 2017 study from  Shahid Beheshti
Medical University, Tehran, Iran, found that thyme oil inhibited
the action of bacterial DNA, specifically Escherichia coli O157: H7
and Staphylococcus aureus; which cause staph infections.


Once a week, use a pot of cooled tea from thyme as an after
shower rinse.  To prepare the rinse, it is best to use distilled; pure
water; If you need to, tap water will do: Prepare a body rinse of
half a gallon of water. Bring to a boil. Add half a cup of ground
thyme or several sprigs of the whole plant thyme. Let the tea
steep until the water reaches room temperature or cooler.


After the water has cooled, which you must test; then pour it a
cup at a time over your body.  Let the tea penetrate your skin.  
You can finish with a lukewarm shower of clear water.




Rosemary Oil Has Strong AntiBacterial Properties


Like thyme, the oils of rosemary have been studied for their
antibacterial properties. In 2007, scientists from University of
Novi Sad in Serbia tested the antimicrobial and antioxidant
activities of rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis L.) and sage (
Salvia officinalis L.)  against 13 bacterial strains and 6 fungi.

Though both herbs showed antibacterial activity, rosemary was
far and away the stronger of the two.

Rosemary was especially strong against Escherichia coli,
Salmonella typhi, S. enteritidis, and Shigella sonei.


Peppermint Tea Fight Herpes Infections

Herpes lesions are inhibited or destroyed in some cases by
application of peppermint oil.

A 2011 study from  Universität Heidelberg in Germany found that
peppermint oil qactually destroyed herpes on the labia caused by
herpes simplex virus type 1.

What is perhaps even more surprising; peppermint oil was
effective even in cases where the prescribed antifungal
medication, acyclovir, did not work.






























































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