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Natural Remedies for Boils

Turmeric

Posted by Kate (Nottingham, England) on 10/06/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The turmeric is incredible and is working already 24 hours after using. Am doing the drinks and also made a paste to put on the boil overnight. Now no itching, burning - decreased by half and feels a lot calmer. Have recommended this site to many others. Keep up the good work! THANKS EVER SO MUCH, Kate


Posted by T (Memphis, TN) on 10/03/2006
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I had a viciously bad cyst that I was afraid may have become very severe, it had wrapped under the skin on my lower back and came to a head at the base of my spine. I was terrified i was going to have to go to a doctor for antibiotics or surgery. That's when I came upon this cure. its been only one week and all of the swelling has already gone i'm just healing the sore now. Thank you for posting the turmeric cure.


Posted by Kat (Austin, TX) on 09/26/2006
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Having never had a boil before, I misdiagnosed a large boil on my thigh at first as a spider bite because of the hardened, red center and itchiness. After nearly 3 weeks with no healing, I did a bit of research online I discovered that I had a boil instead. Searching for a natural remedy, I tried turmeric after reading the testimonials on this website. It started working within hours. Now, 24 hours later, the boil is draining, the swelling has diminished and the pain has completely subsided. Absolutely amazing. I am so glad that I was able to avoid the drugs my doctor would have no doubt prescribed for me.


Posted by Lisa (MO) on 09/25/2006
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As soon as you see that you're improving, I suggest not to continue the turmeric. Caused constipation. Only take it when you have the problem.

Replied by Amit
London, Uk
06/13/2010

Re turmeric causing constipation - you might be right, but it can also be that some 'regularity' is the result of underlying inflammation in the bowels and that when the turmeric cleans that up your body has to readjust - certainly seen this as an outcome for some other herbals which uninflame the bowels. Just a thought - would be interested to hear what others taking it long term have to say.


Posted by Sue (New Zealand) on 09/25/2006
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Hi. My husband has had recurrent boils. During the first outbreak he was treated with antibiotics. It took over a week for the boils to drain and go. The next one I treated with a turmeric & ginger paste applied with a little heat & changed every half hour until the boil burst. This time I found this site and gave him turmeric in water. The pain was relieved immediately. The boil was in his ear. It burst this morning with very little pain compared to the last several. I used an ear candle to extract the contents from in his ear canal. He also used oil pulling last night and this morning and a large amount of nasal mucus was removed. He will continue with the turmeric in water 3 x daily and the oil pulling 2 x daily to remove the toxins that are causing the boils. He has had sore ears for many years ever since he was a child. He had used a steroid cream to stop the itching and cracking. Maybe a build up of this is now causing these boils?


Posted by K (western Washington) on 09/21/2006
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My friend has been taking turmeric in water as recommended on your site for a little over a week and had been seeing positive results. His bad outbreaks started clearing up and new ones were very small and short-lived. Then, due to stressful circumstances, he forgot to take it for a couple of days and started getting more outbreaks. He is taking it again and hopefully this will stop the new ones.

Replied by Padmini
Bangalore, India
06/14/2010

Heat boils are caused due to intake of foods which generates heat inside your body. In India, we take food as per climatic conditions. Chicken and eggs are foods that can produce heat in your body. So, if you continuously get heat boils, use turmeric inside and outside and try to avoid all types of food that generates heat. You can take milk, butter, citrus fruits and vegetables. Especially, turmeric is a wonderful medicine for most of the ailments and we in India, add turmeric to most of our food preparations. This will prevent many types of cancers.


Posted by Hina (Brooklyn, NY) on 09/18/2006
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:well i read ur remedy at 9 am and i had an 8 oz glass of water with a teaspoon full of turmeric. and at 1:12 pm the pain had reduced tremendously. I'm gonna keep drinking it altho its a tough drink. And i will report back tomorrow.


Posted by Lisa (Missouri) on 09/18/2006
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I started taking turmeric, capsule form, a couple weeks ago. At first the cysts rose up as if to riot, but in a week they all went down. Like a lot of things it became worse before it got better and it was worth it. I bought the pills from the health store and Wow! They're not cheap. I looked on puritan.com and found that I can get three bottles for a dollar less than what I paid for the one I have now!


Posted by Evan (Asheboro, NC) on 09/15/2006
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The turmeric in warm water worked great! It was only a matter of hours until the pain subsided.


Posted by Denise (Dallas) on 09/05/2006
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I had several small boils over the summer due, I believe, to the heat and sweating. I ended up on antibiotics for one that was quite bad. Just as that one cleared up, another started. I did not want to go on antibiotics again, so I decided to look for something natural and came across your site. I figured since it had just started, I could give it a try for a few days, and if it didn't clear up, then go to the doctor. Before I managed to stop and get the turmeric, another two more cropped up. Now there were three to deal with. I used 1tsp of turmeric in hot water, allowed to steep for five mins, then strained and drank as "tea." Overnight I noticed that the boil seemed to have stop getting any larger, and the pain wasn't as bad. None of the three ever broke the skin, they did form the fibrous knots (as most boils do), but those are now starting to dissolve away. I have been drinking the turmeric tea for two weeks, three times per day. A few small boils also cropped up under my arms (where the first one was) only to be gone within a day or so. I believe the turmeric fought them away as they cropped up. None ever became inflamed or broke the skin. I did take acidophilus tablets three times a day also, as there were comments about the turmeric possibly causing yeast infections (which is what the antibiotic did when I had to take that... one reason I didn't want to go back on it.) The turmeric was great, and I am going looking for it in pill form to continue this supplement. thanks!


Posted by Stacie (NH) on 09/02/2006

I tried nearly everything to get rid of my boil but nothing worked like the combination of oatmeal, turmeric, salt and baking soda mixed with warm water. It cured a nasty boil I had under a cuticle in my pinky nail. I soaked my finger in it for 30 minutes and it want from swollen, red and throbbing to where I could almost touch it again in one treatment. I had tried everything else and read about those ingredients here and came up with that.. It WORKS! I also took 1/2 tsp of turmeric in some warm water and swallowed it down. Between the 2 it really worked. I will probably repeat the process 2-3 more times and I'm sure it will be totally gone. I noticed that I am susceptible to staph every month right before I begin my monthly cycle. I usually get a boil in my bottom or upper thigh, but I can cure it with a baking soda/water paste. This one on my finger cuticle was a first for me and lingered for 3 weeks til I found the oatmeal, warm water, salt, turmeric and baking soda paste. Like I said, I tried everything else and nothing worked like that!


Posted by Thomas (Kerala, India) on 08/27/2006
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I am not from USA but from India where the climate is quite hot and humid through out the time. I have had cases of boils which used to swell to the size of golf balls, break and after the puss flows out, the pain subsides. the hard core would still take a few days to go off. I had a boil on my buttocks which was painful and grew in size and broke. Barely had the pain subsided another appeared and a third smaller one came up. These were also growing in size and promising to be painful. It was at this time that i happened to search the web and found this site of natural cures. I tried this for 3 days and now one has disappeared, the second ones core is fast diminishing and almost gone.


Posted by Renita (Lafayette, LA) on 08/24/2006
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i noticed i had yet another boil developing on my bottom and yesterday i took three servings of acidophilus (morning, noon, night) and last night drank 1 tsp of turmeric mixed with warm water. I also took a bath in which i added salt and tea tree and lavender oil. This morning I found that the boil had lessened in size and was less painful. I am continuing today with the same program. I am very excited with the results. this remedy keeps a boil from breaking the skin. I am forever grateful to those who supplied this info.


Posted by Rebeka (Henderson, TX) on 08/24/2006
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Noticed a boil trying to start on my face, so i read your feedback and decided to try it. But instead of drinking it with water i went and bought some in pill form. I took 450 MG. That was last night, i woke this morning to a bump not as bad as the day before and i could tell it looked much better just overnight. THANKS EVERYONE!!!! I say use it!! IT WORKS!! Hopefully within a few days it will be gone i am continuing to take the medicine. along with vitamins.


Posted by Amanda (Kailua, HI) on 08/18/2006
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I read your recommendation about the cure for staph being turmeric. I tried it and it worked. I used it in conjunction with a wet poultice of green clay. It cleared up the boil in 3 days and although 3 other little ones popped up, they never developed and disappeared on their 2nd day. We used this remedy after going to the doctor and getting antibiotics for a staph infection on my young son's leg. He took them and it went away but it came back on another leg a few days after we finished the treatment. The doctor said he had treated about 300 cases of staph in the past few weeks alone. He thought maybe the heat was causing the outbreak. Finding the turmeric was a wonderful stroke of luck, as I did not want to use antibiotics again, so I appreciate you posting this remedy. I have since found out that fresh turmeric root juice is a common remedy for staph on the Big Island of Hawaii, where staph is rampant, and with further research I have found out that turmeric is a potent healer of many ailments. Thanks again, Amanda



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