Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, NJ) on 01/15/2009
[YEA] Thank you Earth Clinic! I tried out the turmeric cure for boils--since I don't mind the taste I mixed ~1/4 tsp turmeric powder into a couple bites of food (oatmeal in the morning, cole-slaw, tomato juice, etc.) 3 times per day for two days. I also applied a paste of turmeric powder and neosporin directly to the boil. The turmeric quickly got rid of a genital boil.
I also want to report an unexpected benefit from the turmeric. I have been suffering from insomnia for about two years, and have tried many things, both conventional medicine and alternative cures I've read about on this site. ACV or ACV + baking soda, vitamin D, coconut oil, raw garlic, lemon or lime juice, cognitive behavioral therapy, blue light therapy, and 1/2-2 mg lunesta taken on occasion have all helped somewhat. But esp. in the winter and/or around my menstrual period or when travelling I have continued to have real trouble both falling and staying asleep. One night last year I did a sleep study at a local clinic, and they recorded me being awake for the entire night. They had no suggestions for how to fix my problem, since I don't have sleep apnea. Diagnosis: insomnia related to perimenopause.
The genital boil appeared just before my menstrual period (the usual time for it to appear), which is also the time of the month I begin to have the most trouble with sleeping. BUT, after using turmeric, I've been able have restful sleeps--DURING MY PERIOD!!!--three nights in a row now. This is a true miracle. I'm going to keep using the turmeric (maybe I'll buy some capsules, will carefully inspect for extra ingredients).