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Thyme could stop MRSA spreading

7th May 2010

Scientists at the University of Brighton have found that the common herb thyme could help fight the MRSA bug.

They discovered that oils extracted from the plant can kill the bug within two hours and now hope the findings, published in the International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics, will be the first step in developing a new treatment to stop the spread of MRSA. The study was triggered when Maggie Tisserand, director of Sussex-based company, Benchmark oils, asked university researchers to conduct laboratory research with a small selection of oils.

 

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