A big thank you for your existence and support for usage of natural remedies.
As a healthcare worker I have been dealing with unpleasant boils (very likely, but hard to accept MRSA boils) on my body especially buttocks area for the last two months. Two days ago I began drinking turmeric mixed in warm water twice a day - morning and evening. What a difference it has made. The boils are dissapearing, and I must give all the credit to turmeric as I have not done any other dietary changes.
Lismore, Nsw, Australia
My 8 year old daughter got a large boil on her face after getting the flu last week. I looked up boil remedies on this site and saw the turmeric remedy. I gave her 1/8 of a teaspoon in warmed almond milk twice a day in between meals and her boil started to heal within 24 hours. The entire healing process took about 4 days. Now there's just a small pink mark in its place.
I have had a boil near my anus for a few days, and reading your recommendation I started taking a teaspoon of Turmeric with warm water 3 times a day.
The boil immediately got smaller and after two days is very much reduced and the pain which had commenced went away in the first 6 hours.
I think by tomorrow it will have gone and I will stop the treatment.
The Beach, Canada
Athol, Ma, Usa
Hi, I'm on my 3rd day treating a boil break out using the Tumeric spice - AMAZING RESULTS!!! Boils are drying out, they're not as painful and my body has stopped breaking out as a result of the Tumeric working to clean my blood.
I'm at my wits end, these things have been a problem since I had a major op about 2 years ago after having my son where we both contracted MRSA, they've been ongoing causing me to feel depressed, anti social, irritable and just real sad. Maintaining my health has been a real challenge and when it comes to Boils, Staf infections and MRSA - antibiotics are the worst treatment. Going natural is the only option and I'm so grateful to have found this site which informed me about the spice Tumeric.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
The next step I intend to take is to buy the book MRSA Secrets Revealed by Microbioligist and Scientist Michelle Moore.
I am fighting my way through my first boil. This one is on my back; and, so was quite large by the time I noticed it. I left it for a few days to monitor it and decided I had to do something. I decided that if drinking turmeric in water was good for a boil; then, a paste would be even better. I mixed some turmeric in distilled water to make a paste which I then applied liberally to the boil and surrounding area. Everything came to a head within hours and the boil is draining nicely. Turmeric is a wonder herb.
Just about to pass out from pain that has lasted for over 48 hours, I decided to search for anything I can do from home for a painful boil looking spot under my left breast. In one article I read I can make a poltice of turmeric and honey and apply it to affected area. Lucky for me, I had some in my well stocked spice rack. I applied it and covered with bandage right before bed and kid you not, by morning (7 hrs later), I could barely feel any pain in the area.! I am getting ready to do it for the second time and I can only pray it will be totally gone. Thank God for internet, if I would have gone to my Dr, I would have been on antibiotics right now..yikes!!!
OK I had my first boil in my bikini area. i did not want to go to the doctor i tried the warm compresses nothing was helping and it wasnt coming to a head. so i couldnt take the pain anymore i was close to going to e. r and getting it over with. so i went into the bathroom and steralized a needle and put a hole in it painful but it worked and instant releif as it drained out. well the next day i got a new one in another bad place. my butcrack. lol. the pain was worse i didnt want the doc to look there either. i was desperate i started tryin remedies. i tried the bananna peel. did not work, hot compresses, alchol, i tried ichthammol. a lot of people said that it worked good. nothing. by day 5 i was in terrible pain could hardly walk and could not sit. i did not want to pop it i was scared of infection and i tried and it hurt real bad and nothing. so i went to the grocery store and bought turmeric my last resort before i was going to need to go to e.r. i mixed one teaspoon in water and drank i also mixed some with a couple drips of water and put it directly on. i went to bed and woke up in the night and felt something a little wet. in the morning i got into the shower and it had started to drain!!!! i didnt thin k ever would! finally it was. i feel much better no pain swelling had gone down and still draining. i feel great!!!! this stuff is a miracle. take it 3 times a day. i paid $5 and it was the best $5 ive spent! so if you are suffering like i was please go out and get this. now ive been mixing it with orange juice still nasty but if you are in pain it doesnt matter!
hi everyone.... I started taking turmeric 2x a day, about 1 tsp, for a boil. I've read up a bit on it, and it seems to have a lot of benefits. Can I take it everyday, for an extended time?
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Thank you Earthclinic contributors for the remedy for boils. I had recurrent boils lasting for about 10 days in my peri area, they came one at a time but were coming every month for three months. I tried the remedy of 1 tsp of dry turmeric powder mixed with 1/2 cup of applesauce once a day. After the third day the boil was flattened out and drying up with no liquid remaining in the center. I did this remedy for 4 days two months in a row and after that I have not had any other boils in the past 3 months. I believe I am cured!
Of note, the turmeric does have a blood thinning side effect and I could definitely notice it when I shaved my legs and the knicks did not stop bleeding for at least 20 minutes. The side effect dissapeared in about 2 weeks each time.
Wow.. That's the only word that comes to me right now. I have been suffering from these on and off for years. Usually if any pop up they are smaller but stay for weeks at a time till they drain and heal. (yea.. Gross) Two nights ago I noticed one. I hadn't noticed it previously but it was huge. Largest one I've had. I'm gonna say a lil less than a golf ball. Anyway, I started freaking out. A - it looked horrible. B - it hurt like hell. And C - in a week I'm going out of town with the boyfriend and didn't really want to have to worry about this all weekend.
So I frantically start serching the internet. I've tried things before that never worked. But I got to thinkin that this was an infection. And what kills infections? Antibiotics. But after my last run of anti-biotics I swore I never wanted to take those things again. So I started researching natural antibiotics and garlic, and that's what brought me to this site and the whole turmeric thing. After reading all this info I decided it was cheap enough to be woth a shot. So last night as soon as I got off work I rushed to the store. Bought a cheap thing of the spice and one bulb of garlic. At less than $3, I figured Id try em both out. Ate 1 clove of garlic when I got home and mixed 1 tsp of the tumeric with 1 cup of milk and some honey like recommended. Yea it did not taste that great, but I could stand it. I don't think the whole clove of garlic agreed with me cause I woke up with a stomachache, and rather disapointed that I still hurt from the boil and didn't have one of the overnight miracles I'd read about.
However I kept on and made another cup of the milk around noon and drank it. (leaving the garlic for right before bed.. I think I'll try less this time) But a few hours later I checked on the spot and it just started draining! Two days after I noticed it And less than 24 hours after taking this wonder-spice! It is rather large so it still hurts some but not nearly as bad. Usually larger ones would take weeks and I'd be in so much pain. But holy crap! I may be permanently adding Turmeric to my daily routine. It's just simply amazing!! Total life saver. Thank you Earth Clinic!
Turmeric did not help my boil, not by external nor internal application. It popped open and was oozing and got impetigo. I tried turmeric, salt, baking soda, baking soda and sage powder, diluted oil of oregano, castor oil, and epsom salt applications. The dry stuff only soaked up the ooz but didn't kill the infection, which was slowly spreading. I found the suggestion on milk of magnesia, as well as charcoal and fresh-ground flaxseed poultices at night. I desided to try those, along with some silvadene cream I had on hand. I applied them multiple times a day and the poultices over night, thoroughly washing the area before, and washing off the milk of magnesia after 20 min. Because of its' drying affect. The infection was totally gone in 3 day. I extended the treatments for a few days more just to be safe. I am boil and impetigo FREE! Hope this help others. Thanks
What a gift this website is; and what an amazing group of people you are!! I have suffered with boils for years. I had one coming on right where the leg of my underwear lays. I could hardly sit down! I knew it would be a good week to two weeks before it drained. I saw this website, went straight to the store, and took 2tsp of Turmeric at 8:00 at night. By 10:00 the pain had subsided. By 7:00 the next morning, it was draining. Made a believer out of me! I will never again suffer with that debilitating pain. I think my eyes are going to fall out, because I'll I've done is read over this website!! What a blessing... Thank you!
Los Angeles, Ca
Ashland, Oregon, Usa
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Fresno, Ca, United States
I can't believe how well tumeric works! I had an extremely painful boil near my bikini line and I've been trying everything to relieve the pain. I searched the internet for home remedies and came across this page, skeptical I bought some tumeric from a local Asian Grocery store and started to drink a tablespoon's worth 2 to 3 times a day with a glass of water. Two days later the boil drained and started to heal! Usually, I just clean it and put neosporin and it takes 10 days or more for any positive results. I wish I new about the benefits of tumeric sooner!
For about 4 years I suffered from Recurring Boils/pimples on my bottom and upper thighs. Although not painful except to touch they were unsightly. Many visits Doctors included anti-biotics and a special bath additive, none ever worked. One day a Doctor told me it was an Inflammation Response and gave me an anti-inflammatory. This worked, but after I finished the course they came back again.
Not wanting to use these drugs all the time I found earthclinic and tried Turmeric Capsules. It's been almost 2 years now and they haven't ever returned. I use Turmeric every day, not only for the boils but also for the other Benefits (anti-cancer and heart desease Properties). Fantastic!!
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Drexel Hill, Pa
Seattle, Wa - USA
OH MY GODDDDDD!!!!!!! I can't express my feeling in words. Plus my English is not so good. I am a lab researcher who graduated medical university. Basically I don't believe home remedies. I always use more "scientific" treatment and stuff which is not very helpful with my boils. Like, antibiotic, incision, ointment with AB... But this Turmeric thing really changed my whole mind. I usually get boils 1-3 times a year from my high school age. Now I'm 25. When it develops furuncle, that's a bad ass pain. I always lose my mood, ability to work, sleep, my normal life style, sometimes can't walk, sit or lie down. I use antibiotic, ointment, everything, except turmeric. It all ends up with go to boil incision to make drainage and one week packing with packing strip. It sooooo suckkkkkkkk. I hate that.
Last saturday, I got my recurrent boils, small one on my abdominal area (not again). Even though, I'm so depressed and got anxious, because I know it will develop painful nasty, hurtful big boil. Then started to take of it from outside, like ointment with triple antibiotic, washing, banding, vitamins, minerals, stuff like that. But it grows bigger and bigger, more and more painful, and got pink, red, then purple. I really didn't want to go operation room. Then I found your site and read amazing TURMERIC stories. First I didn't believe. But I tried. It workeddddddddddddddd!!!
Brevard, N.c., Usa